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depilatory

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noun de·pil·a·to·ry \di-ˈpi-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Simple Definition of depilatory

  • : a substance that removes body hair you do not want

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of depilatory

plural

depilatories

  1. :  an agent for removing hair, wool, or bristles

depilatory

adjective

1606

First Known Use of depilatory

1606


Medical Dictionary

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depilatory

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adjective de·pil·a·to·ry \di-ˈpil-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of depilatory

  1. :  having the power to remove hair




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depilatory

noun de·pil·a·to·ry

Medical Definition of depilatory

  1. :  a cosmetic for the temporary removal of undesired hair




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