WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
fa•cial /ˈfeɪʃəl/USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of the face:a facial expression.
  2. used to improve the condition or appearance of the face:a facial cream.

n. [countable]
  • a treatment to beautify the face:She had a facial at the beauty parlor.
  • fa•cial•ly, adv. See -face-.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    fas•ci•a  (fashē ə for 1, 3–5;shə for 2), 
    n., pl. fas•ci•ae
      (fashē ē′) 
      for 1, 3–5;fas•cias(fāshəz) 
      for 2.
      1. Clothinga band or fillet, as for binding the hair.
      2. British TermsAlso called fascia board′. facia.
      3. [Archit.]
        • any relatively broad, flat, horizontal surface, as the outer edge of a cornice, a stringcourse, etc.
        • any of a number of horizontal bands, usually three in number, each projecting beyond the one below to form the architrave in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
        [Anat., Zool.]
        • a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
        • tissue of this kind.
      4. Zoology, Botany[Zool., Bot.]a distinctly marked band of color.
      • Latin: band, bandage; akin to fasces
      • 1555–65
      fasci•al, adj. 

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    facial /ˈfeɪʃəl/ adj
    1. of or relating to the face
    1. a beauty treatment for the face, involving cleansing, massage, and cosmetic packs

    ˈfacially adv

    fascia, facia /ˈfeɪʃɪə/ n ( pl -ciae / -ʃɪˌiː/)
    1. the flat surface above a shop window
    2. a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
    3. /ˈfæʃɪə/ fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
    4. a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
    5. Brit
      a less common name for dashboard
    Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces

    ˈfascial, ˈfacial adj

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