Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

depilation

play
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

play
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




Learn More about depilation

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "depilation"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up depilation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ