epilate

[ 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.

Origin of epilate

1885–90; < French épil(er) (< Latin ē- e-1 + pil(us) hair + -er infinitive suffix) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM epilate

ep·i·la·tion, nounep·i·la·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epilator (1 of 2)

epilator
/ (ˈɛpɪˌleɪtə) /

noun

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)

epilate
/ (ˈɛpɪˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) rare to remove hair from

Derived forms of epilate

epilation, noun

Word Origin for epilate

C19: from French épiler (modelled on dépiler depilate) + -ate 1
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Medical definitions for epilator

epilate
[ ĕpə-lāt′ ]

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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