noun Date: 1983 surgical removal of local fat deposits (as in the thighs) especially for cosmetic purposes

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  • liposuction — 1983, from Gk. lipos fat (see LIPO (Cf. lipo ) + SUCTION (Cf. suction) …   Etymology dictionary

  • liposuction — ► NOUN ▪ a technique in cosmetic surgery for removing excess fat from under the skin by suction …   English terms dictionary

  • liposuction — [lip′ō suk΄shən, lī′pəsuk΄shən] n. [ LIPO + SUCTION] lipectomy by means of suction through a small incision in the skin …   English World dictionary

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  • liposuction — 1. noun /ˈlai.po.ˌsʌk.ʃn̩/ A cosmetic surgery procedure in which excess fat is removed from a specific area by suction. 2. verb /ˈlai.po.ˌsʌk.ʃn̩/ To remove by liposuction …   Wiktionary

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  • liposuction — [[t]lɪ̱poʊsʌkʃən[/t]] N UNCOUNT Liposuction is a form of cosmetic surgery where fat is removed from a particular area of the body by dissolving it with special chemicals and then sucking it out with a tube …   English dictionary

  • liposuction — /lip euh suk sheuhn, luy peuh /, n. the surgical withdrawal of excess fat from local areas under the skin by means of a small incision and vacuum suctioning. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • liposuction — lip|o|suc|tion [ˈlıpəuˌsʌkʃən US pou ] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; : Greek; Origin: lipos fat + English suction] a way of removing fat from someone s body, using ↑suction …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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