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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]
  1. 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 © 2017
fa•cial  (fāshəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of the face:facial expression.
  2. for the face:a facial cream.

  1. a treatment to beautify the face.
facial•ly, adv. 
  • Medieval Latin faciālis. See face, -al1
  • 1600–10; 1910–15 for def. 3;

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fas•ci•a  (fashē ə for 1, 3–5;shə for 2),USA pronunciation n., pl.  fas•ci•ae 
    (fashē ē′)USA pronunciation for 1, 3–5; fas•cias (fāshəz)USA pronunciation for 2.
    1. Clothinga band or fillet, as for binding the hair.
    2. British TermsAlso called  fascia board′. facia.
    3. Architecture
      • 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.
    4. Anatomy, Zoology
      • a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
      • tissue of this kind.
    5. Zoology, Botanya distinctly marked band of color.
    fasci•al, adj. 
    • Latin: band, bandage; akin to fasces
    • 1555–65

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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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