DEPILATION

depilate

[dep-uh-leyt]
verb (used with object), depilated, depilating.
to remove the hair from (hides, skin, etc.).

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin dēpilātus (past participle of dēpilāre to pluck), equivalent to dē- de- + pil(āre) to deprive of hair (derivative of pilus a hair) + -ātus -ate1

depilation, noun
depilator, noun
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depilate (ˈdɛpɪˌleɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to remove the hair from
 
[C16: from Latin dēpilāre, from pilāre to make bald, from pilus hair]
 
depi'lation
 
n
 
'depilator
 
n

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depilation
1540s, from Mod.L. depilationem, noun of action from depilare (see depilatory).
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depilate dep·i·late (děp'ə-lāt')
v. dep·i·lat·ed, dep·i·lat·ing, dep·i·lates
To remove hair from the body.

depilation dep·i·la·tion (děp'ə-lā'shən)
n.
See epilation.

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