epilate

[ep-uh-leyt]
verb (used with object), epilated, epilating.
to remove (hair) from by means of physical, chemical, or radiological agents; depilate.

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

epilation, noun
epilator, noun
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epilate (ˈɛpɪˌleɪt)
 
vb
rare (tr) to remove hair from
 
[C19: from French épiler (modelled on dépilerdepilate) + -ate1]
 
epi'lation
 
n

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epilate ep·i·late (ěp'ə-lāt')
v. ep·i·lat·ed, ep·i·lat·ing, ep·i·lates
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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In many endemic regions the uptake of surgery is low, with many patients preferring to epilate for mild disease.
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