depilation


dep·i·la·tion

noun \ˌde-pə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of DEPILATION

:  the removal of hair, wool, or bristles by chemical or mechanical methods
dep·i·late \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

dep·i·la·tion

noun \ˌdep-ə-ˈlā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEPILATION

: the removal of hair, wool, or bristles by chemical or mechanical methods
dep·i·late \ˈdep-ə-ˌlāt\ transitive verb, dep·i·lat·ed dep·i·lat·ing

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