verb (used with object), ep·i·lat·ed, ep·i·lat·ing.
to remove (hair) from by means of physical, chemical, or radiological agents; depilate.
Origin of epilate
1885–90;Related formsep·i·la·tion, nounep·i·la·tor, noun
< French épil(er
) (< Latin ē- e-1
) hair + -er
infinitive suffix) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for epilation
Derived Formsepilation, noun
(tr) rare to remove hair from
Word Origin for epilate
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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