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man·i·cure  audio  (mn-kyr) KEY 

NOUN:
A cosmetic treatment of the fingernails, including shaping and polishing.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
man·i·cured, man·i·cur·ing, man·i·cures
  1. To trim, clean, and polish (the fingernails).
  2. To clip or trim evenly and closely: manicure a hedge.

ETYMOLOGY:
French : Latin manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots + Latin cra, care ; see cure


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