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depilatory

[ dih-pil-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ dɪˈpɪl əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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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.
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Origin of depilatory

1595–1605; <Medieval Latin dēpilātōrius<Latin dēpilā(re) (see depilate) + -tōrius-tory1
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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
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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
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