- to remove (hair) from by means of physical, chemical, or radiological agents; depilate.
Origin of epilate
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- (tr) rare to remove hair from
C19: from French épiler (modelled on dépiler depilate) + -ate 1
- To remove a hair from a part of the body by forcible extraction, electrolysis, or loosening at the root by chemical means.
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