Definition of depilate in English:

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depilate

Pronunciation: /ˈdɛpɪleɪt/

verb

[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.

Derivatives

depilation

Pronunciation: /ˌdɛpɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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.

Origin

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').

Words that rhyme with depilate

epilate
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