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epilate

[ ep-uh-leyt ]
/ 藞蓻p 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ep路i路lat路ed, ep路i路lat路ing.
to remove (hair) from by means of physical, chemical, or radiological agents; depilate.
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Origin of epilate

1885鈥90; <French 茅pil(er) (<Latin 膿-e-1 + pil(us) hair + -er infinitive suffix) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM epilate

ep路i路la路tion, nounep路i路la路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epilate

epilate
/ (藞蓻p瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) rare to remove hair from

Derived forms of epilate

epilation, noun

Word Origin for epilate

C19: from French 茅piler (modelled on d茅piler depilate) + -ate 1
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Medical definitions for epilate

epilate
[ 臅p蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

v.
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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