- to remove (hair) from by means of physical, chemical, or radiological agents; depilate.
Origin of epilate
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- an electrical appliance consisting of a metal spiral head that rotates at high speed, plucking unwanted hair
- (tr) rare to remove hair from
Word Origin for epilate
C19: from French épiler (modelled on dépiler depilate) + -ate 1
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- 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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