depilate

[ dep-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈdɛp əˌleɪt /

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

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 -ate1
Related formsdep·i·la·tion, noundep·i·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for depilation

depilate

/ (ˈdɛpɪˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) to remove the hair from
Derived Formsdepilation, noundepilator, noun

Word Origin for depilate

C16: from Latin dēpilāre, from pilāre to make bald, from pilus hair
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Word Origin and History for depilation

depilation


n.

early 15c., from Modern Latin depilationem, noun of action from past participle stem of depilare (see depilatory).

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Medicine definitions for depilation (1 of 2)

depilation

[ dĕp′ə-lāshən ]

n.

epilation

Medicine definitions for depilation (2 of 2)

depilate

[ dĕpə-lāt′ ]

v.

To remove hair from the body.
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