New words – 23 March 2015

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crossfit

crossfitnounhigh-intensity strength training

Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch […] with two men who, like everyone else at the evening’s event, do crossfit.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 10 August 2014]

face ironingnouninformala cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing wrinkles

The Thermage treatment is also commonly known as the ‘face-ironing treatment.’ Yikes. Sound painful enough for you? But there’s a reason why stars like Gwyneth keep coming back for more. The treatment boosts collagen levels in the skin’s lower layers, creating a tightening effect to the top layer.

[http://uk.eonline.com/ 04 August 2014]

no-poonounthe practice of washing the hair without using shampoo

The ‘no-poo’ method, which involves using natural substitutes or just water in place of shampoo and conditioner, has credibility within several circles.

[www.telegraph.co.uk 12 August 2014]

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