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depilation

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noun dep·i·la·tion \ˌde-pə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of depilation

  1. :  the removal of hair, wool, or bristles by chemical or mechanical methods

dep·i·late play \ˈde-pə-ˌlāt\ transitive verb


Origin of depilation

Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French, from Medieval Latin depilation-, depilatio, from Latin depilare, from de- + pilus hair — more at pile


First Known Use: 1547


Medical Dictionary

depilation

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noun dep·i·la·tion \ˌdep-ə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of depilation

  1. :  the removal of hair, wool, or bristles by chemical or mechanical methods

  2. dep·i·late \ˈdep-ə-ˌlāt\play transitive verb, dep·i·lat·ed dep·i·lat·ing




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