- to remove (hair) from by means of physical, chemical, or radiological agents; depilate.
Origin of epilate
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Epilation is performed by some Continental surgeons, but is not practised in this country.
A variety of epilation forceps with rounded legs is seen in Pl.
A forceps of the epilation type, but angled in its length, is figured by Vdrnes.
Other epilation forceps, which are however more likely to be toilet articles, have the jaws of extreme breadth, as in Pl.
A pocket ear-scoop and epilation forceps combined was found in Paris.
- (tr) rare to remove hair from
C19: from French épiler (modelled on dépiler depilate) + -ate 1
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- The act or result of removing hair, as by mechanical or chemical means.depilation
- 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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