[ dep-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈdɛp əˌleɪt /
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verb (used with object), dep·i·lat·ed, dep·i·lat·ing.
to remove the hair from (hides, skin, etc.).
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Origin of depilate
OTHER WORDS FROM depilatedep·i·la·tion, noundep·i·la·tor, noun
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How to use depilate in a sentence
The school—a slab of concrete, surrounded by a perimeter of depilated classrooms—resembles a prison.
Such depilated animals, although apparently healthy, were considerably depreciated in value.The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot
British Dictionary definitions for depilate
/ (ˈdɛpɪˌleɪt) /
(tr) to remove the hair from
Derived forms of depilatedepilation, noundepilator, noun
Word Origin for depilate
C16: from Latin dēpilāre, from pilāre to make bald, from pilus hair
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Medical definitions for depilate
[ dĕp′ə-lāt′ ]
To remove hair from the body.
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