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depilate Line breaks: dep¦il|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛpɪleɪt/

Definition of depilate in English:


[with object]
Remove the hair from: they scrubbed and depilated her (as adjective depilated) his permanently depilated and tattooed skull
More example sentences
  • Forty-eight hours before UVB exposure, mice were shaved with electric clippers and chemically depilated.
  • After being bathed, depilated and doused in sweet heavy perfumes, queens and commoners alike are portrayed sitting patiently before their hairdressers, although it is equally clear that wigmakers enjoyed a brisk trade.
  • While contemporary women are not literally forced to depilate, the culture and media pressure us to do so.


Pronunciation: /ˌdɛpɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • There will be a long list of services to choose from (massages, depilation, pedicure, etc.), but it's usually only written in Turkish, so have handy a pocket dictionary before you make your choice.
  • Several randomized and observational studies with controls show that either wet or dry shaving the evening before the procedure results in a significantly higher infection rate than depilation or electric clipping.
  • Other researchers studied clipping compared to historical controls (ie, depilation, shaving), and they found no change in infection rates, which were 1% both before and after changes in practice.
Example sentences
  • It's very difficult to control the temperature of depilators, which require preliminary heating.
  • Shaving and cream depilators are largely painless, but they are superficial, requiring repetitive life-long treatments every few days.
  • Options of cosmetic treatment of unwanted facial hair include: shaving, depilators, bleaching, electrolysis, and lasers.


Mid 16th century (earlier (late Middle English) as depilation): from Latin depilat- 'stripped of hair', from the verb depilare, from de- (expressing removal) + pilare (from pilus 'hair').

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