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depilate

[ dep-uh-leyt ]

verb (used with object)

, dep·i·lat·ed, dep·i·lat·ing.
  1. to remove the hair from (hides, skin, etc.).


depilate

/ ˈdɛpɪˌleɪt /

verb

  1. tr to remove the hair from


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Derived Forms

  • ˌdepiˈlation, noun
  • ˈdepiˌlator, noun

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Other Words From

  • depi·lation noun
  • depi·lator noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of depilate1

1550–60; < Latin dēpilātus (past participle of dēpilāre to pluck), equivalent to dē- de- + pil ( āre ) to deprive of hair (derivative of pilus a hair) + -ātus -ate 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of depilate1

C16: from Latin dēpilāre, from pilāre to make bald, from pilus hair

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Example Sentences

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

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

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