depilatory

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

Definition of depilatory

plural depilatories
:an agent for removing hair, wool, or bristles

depilatory

adjective

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First Known Use of depilatory

1606


DEPILATORY Defined for English Language Learners

depilatory

noun

Definition of depilatory for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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depilatory

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

medical Definition of depilatory

:having the power to remove hair

2

depilatory

noun

medical Definition of depilatory

:a cosmetic for the temporary removal of undesired hair

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