makeup (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) An item's composition.
    To understand how a nuclear reactor works, we must first look at its makeup.
  2. (uncountable) Cosmetics; colorants and other substances applied to the skin to alter its appearance.
    She is wearing a lot of makeup.
  3. (manufacturing) Replacement; material used to make up for the amount that has been used up.
    • 2005, William C. Whitman, William M. Johnson, John A. Tomczyk, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology, page 1208:
      When the water level drops, the float ball drops with it and opens the valve to the makeup water supply.
  4. (education) A test given to students allowing them to repeat failed material.
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