facial

facial

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English

Etymology

From French facial.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪʃəl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəl

Adjective

facial (comparative more facial, superlative most facial)

  1. Of or affecting the face.
  2. (law, by extension) (of a law or regulation validity) on its face; as it appears (as opposed to as it is applied)
    The facial constitutionality of the law is in question.

Coordinate terms

  • (dentistry location adjectives) anterior,‎ apical,‎ apicocoronal,‎ axial,‎ buccal,‎ buccoapical,‎ buccocervical,‎ buccogingival,‎ buccolabial,‎ buccolingual,‎ bucco-occlusal,‎ buccopalatal,‎ cervical,‎ coronal,‎ coronoapical,‎ distal,‎ distoapical,‎ distobuccal,‎ distocervical,‎ distocoronal,‎ distofacial,‎ distogingival,‎ distoincisal,‎ distolingual,‎ disto-occlusal,‎ distoclusal,‎ distocclusal,‎ distopalatal,‎ facial,‎ gingival,‎ incisal,‎ inferior,‎ labial,‎ lingual,‎ linguobuccal,‎ linguo-occlusal,‎ mandibular,‎ maxillary,‎ mesial,‎ mesioapical,‎ mesiobuccal,‎ mesiocervical,‎ mesiocoronal,‎ mesiodistal,‎ mesiofacial,‎ mesioincisal,‎ mesiogingival,‎ mesiolingual,‎ mesio-occlusal,‎ mesioclusal,‎ mesiocclusal,‎ mesiopalatal,‎ occlusal,‎ palatal,‎ posterior,‎ proximal,‎ superior,‎ vestibular (Category: en:Dentistry) [edit]

Translations

Noun

facial (plural facials)

  1. A personal care beauty treatment which involves cleansing and moisturizing of the human face.
  2. (film) A kind of early silent film focusing on the facial expressions of the actor.
    • 2004, Simon Popple, Joe Kember, Early Cinema: From Factory Gate to Dream Factory (page 92)
      But in facials, moving picture technology also enabled an exaggeration of this performance tradition, bringing a new emphasis to the details []
  3. (slang, in some contact sports) A foul play which involves one player hitting another in the face.
  4. (slang) A sex act of male ejaculation onto another person's face.
    He gave his wife a creamy facial.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • facially

Translations

Anagrams

  • cafila

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin faciālis.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /fə.siˈal/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /fa.siˈal/

Adjective

facial (masculine and feminine plural facials)

  1. facial

Further reading

  • “facial” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

French

Etymology

From Latin faciālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fa.sjal/

Adjective

facial (feminine singular faciale, masculine plural faciaux, feminine plural faciales)

  1. facial

Further reading

  • “facial” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin faciālis.

Adjective

facial m or f (plural faciais, comparable)

  1. facial (of the face)

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin faciālis.

Pronunciation

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /faˈθjal/
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /faˈsjal/

Adjective

facial (plural faciales)

  1. facial

Further reading

  • “facial” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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