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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 26, 2021, 09:01 AM

7. I take cosmetic to mean for looks and prosthetic to mean for function (seeing in this case)


... but upon looking it up, prosthetic does seem to have a broader meaning than I thought.

Functionality doesn't seem to be necessary, at least for this definition.

pros·thet·ics
/präsˈTHedik/
adjective: prosthetic

1.
denoting an artificial body part, such as a limb, a heart, or a breast implant.
"he wears prosthetic legs because his own were amputated"
denoting a material designed to alter a person's physical appearance temporarily.
"an actor transformed by layers of prosthetic makeup"



cos·met·ic
/käzˈmedik/
adjective: cosmetic

involving or relating to treatment intended to restore or improve a person's appearance.

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