depilation

noun
dep·​i·​la·​tion | \ ˌde-pə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce depilation (audio) \

Definition of depilation

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

Other Words from depilation

depilate \ ˈde-​pə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce depilate (audio) \ transitive verb

First Known Use of depilation

1547, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for depilation

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

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The first known use of depilation was in 1547

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“Depilation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/depilation. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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depilation

noun
dep·​i·​la·​tion | \ ˌdep-ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce depilation (audio) \

Medical Definition of depilation

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

Other Words from depilation

depilate \ ˈdep-​ə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce depilate (audio) \ transitive verb depilated; depilating

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