ep·​i·​la·​tion | \ ˌe-pə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce epilation (audio) \

Definition of epilation

: the loss or removal of hair

Examples of epilation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those unfamiliar with the process, epilation conveniently removes hair with a device that lifts strands beneath the skin straight from the root. Isis Briones, Teen Vogue, "The Most Common Body Hair Removal Myths," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of epilation

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epilation

French épilation, from épiler to remove hair, from é- e- + Latin pilus hair — more at pile

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The first known use of epilation was in 1878

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“Epilation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epilation. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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Medical Definition of epilation

: the loss or removal of hair

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