Dictionary.com

depilatory

[ dih-pil-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ dɪˈpɪl əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
Save This Word!

adjective
capable of removing hair.
noun, plural de·pil·a·to·ries.
a depilatory agent.
such an agent in a mild liquid or cream form for temporarily removing unwanted hair from the body.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of depilatory

1595–1605; <Medieval Latin dēpilātōrius<Latin dēpilā(re) (see depilate) + -tōrius-tory1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use depilatory in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for depilatory

depilatory
/ (dɪˈpɪlətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
able or serving to remove hair
noun plural -ries
a chemical that is used to remove hair from the body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for depilatory

depilatory
[ dĭ-pĭlə-tôr′ē ]

adj.
Having the capability to remove hair.
n.
A preparation in the form of a liquid or cream that is used to remove unwanted hair from the body.epilatory
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK