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depilate

[ dep-uh-leyt ]
/ 藞d蓻p 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), dep路i路lat路ed, dep路i路lat路ing.
to remove the hair from (hides, skin, etc.).
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Origin of depilate

1550鈥60; <Latin d膿pil膩tus (past participle of d膿pil膩re to pluck), equivalent to d膿-de- + pil(膩re) to deprive of hair (derivative of pilus a hair) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM depilate

dep路i路la路tion, noundep路i路la路tor, noun
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How to use depilate in a sentence

  • They had heavy hair that they dressed with extreme care, and nervous bellies which they did not depilate.

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  • His Irish friend, with brilliant but less elaborate comments, struggled to depilate a Kaiser-like moustache from his upper lip.

British Dictionary definitions for depilate

depilate
/ (藞d蓻p瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to remove the hair from

Derived forms of depilate

depilation, noundepilator, noun

Word Origin for depilate

C16: from Latin d膿pil膩re, from pil膩re to make bald, from pilus hair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for depilate

depilate
[ d臅p蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

v.
To remove hair from the body.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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