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 (gro͞om, gro͝om)
1. A person employed to take care of horses or a stable.
2. A man who is about to be married or has recently been married.
3. One of several officers in an English royal household.
4. Archaic
a. A man.
b. A male servant.
v. groomed, groom·ing, grooms
1. To care for the appearance of; to make neat and trim: groomed himself carefully in front of the mirror.
2. To clean and brush (an animal).
3. To remove dirt and parasites from the skin, fur, or feathers of (another animal).
4. To prepare, as for a specific position or purpose: groom an employee for advancement.
5. Sports To prepare (terrain) for participants in a sport, as by packing down new snow and leveling moguls for skiers.
To care for one's appearance.

[Middle English grom. N., sense 2, short for bridegroom.]

groom′er n.
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(ɡruːmd; ɡrʊmd)
clean and tidy in appearance, clothes, etc. See also well-groomed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.groomed - neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
ungroomed - not neat and smart in appearance; "he was wrinkled and ungroomed, with a two-day beard"; "ungroomed hair"
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[ˈgruːmd ˈgrʊmd] adj
to be perfectly groomed → être très soigné(e) de sa personne well groomed
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Have your pets groomed from an early stage to make them feel comfortable with the process.
In mobile grooming service, grooming service is offered at home whereas in retail-based groom shops are animals are groomed at pet shops.
"Short-haired cats only need to be groomed once a week, with a fine-toothed metal comb and a natural-bristle or rubber brush."
Consumers' desire to keep their pets well groomed dovetails with the humanization trend, which finds today's pet parents treating their furry friends as full-fledged family members.
Cristyn's 3rd place finish came on this previous Saturday competition, where she groomed Quinn the Poodle mix.
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Carpet is designed to hold allergens to keep them out of the air, Jasper explains, and a groomed carpet can hold more allergens than usual and also allow for easier, more effective removal.
Her novel study of infant-touching etiquette in the vervets and mangabeys adds them to the short list of animals known to have "markets" for baby fondling: Moms must be groomed for a sufficient time before they let the groomer touch the baby.
In this study of 1,525 children with syncope, 111 children fainted as a result of their hair being groomed. Nearly three-quarters of the hair-grooming fainters were girls.
My cat does not like being groomed. Each time I try, he growls and bites me.
During 24 hours of videotaped behavior, seven mice with an abnormal Hoxb8 gene groomed twice as much as seven control mice.
The centre is building a grooming training school where people can have their dogs bathed and groomed or enrol on a course to gain grooming qualifications.