[ ep-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈɛp əˌleɪt /
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.
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Origin of epilate
OTHER WORDS FROM epilateep·i·la·tion, nounep·i·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epilator (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɛpɪˌleɪtə) /
an electrical appliance consisting of a metal spiral head that rotates at high speed, plucking unwanted hair
British Dictionary definitions for epilator (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɛpɪˌleɪt) /
(tr) rare to remove hair from
Derived forms of epilateepilation, noun
Word Origin for epilate
C19: from French épiler (modelled on dépiler depilate) + -ate 1
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Medical definitions for epilator
[ ĕp′ə-lāt′ ]
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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