Meaning of Botox in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbəʊtɒks/


mass noun Trademark
  • A drug prepared from botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralysing facial muscles.

    ‘Some physicians are using Botox to treat facial wrinkles that aren't caused by frowning.’
    • ‘Introduced here in 1994, Botox is injected to paralyse the muscles in the forehead, round the eyes or in the neck.’
    • ‘The Botox gets rid of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that contract and crease the skin.’
    • ‘Too old or too slow, it's time for these perennial contenders to admit they need more than Botox to get rid of their wrinkles.’
    • ‘Most of the clients that take a seat in the make-up chair don't expect cosmetic help to the point of Botox or collagen injections.’


[with object]
  • Treat (a person or part of the body) with Botox, especially as a cosmetic procedure.

    ‘all the actors look like they have been Botoxed’
    • ‘a Botoxed reality TV star’


1980s from botulinum toxin.