verb (used with object), dep·i·lat·ed, dep·i·lat·ing.
Origin of depilate
Examples from the Web for depilation
To stand up to the depilation dictators, to ignore all diet and detox regimes, to embrace ageing, wrinkles, and grey hair.
“Sweating” as a method of depilation is obsolete in England so far as heavy leathers are concerned.
It is obvious that in such liquors "putrefaction" is a more correct term than "liming" for the depilation.
Lime plays its own hydrolytic part and assists the depilation by purely chemical action.
In liming, the whole of the epidermis as well as the hair is loosened, and is subsequently removed in depilation.
Thus the hides need no labour from first being inserted until drawn for depilation.
British Dictionary definitions for depilation
Word Origin for depilate
Word Origin and History for depilation
early 15c., from Modern Latin depilationem, noun of action from past participle stem of depilare (see depilatory).