transitive verb see depilation

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  • Depilate — Dep i*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depilated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Depilating}.] [L. depilatus, p. p. of depilare to depilate; de + pilare to put forth hairs, pilus hair.] To strip of hair; to husk. Venner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depilate — ► VERB ▪ remove the hair from. DERIVATIVES depilation noun depilator noun. ORIGIN Latin depilare, from pilus hair …   English terms dictionary

  • depilate — [dep′ə lāt΄] vt. depilated, depilating [< L depilatus, pp. of depilare, to deprive of hair < de , from + pilus, hair] to remove hair from (a part of the body) depilation n. depilator n …   English World dictionary

  • depilate — depilation, n. depilator, n. /dep euh layt /, v.t., depilated, depilating. to remove the hair from (hides, skin, etc.). [1550 60; < L depilatus (ptp. of depilare to pluck), equiv. to de DE + pil(are) to deprive of hair (deriv. of …   Universalium

  • depilate — verb To remove hair from the body. Syn: epilate …   Wiktionary

  • depilate — To remove hair by any means. Cf.:epilate. [L. de pilo, pp. atus, to deprive of hair, fr. de neg. + pilo, to grow hair] * * * dep·i·late (depґĭ lāt) [de + pilus (def. 2)] to remove hair from; called also epilate …   Medical dictionary

  • depilate — dep·i·late || depɪleɪt v. remove excess hair from the body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • depilate — [ dɛpɪleɪt] verb remove the hair from. Derivatives depilation noun depilator noun Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as depilation): from L. depilat , depilare, from de (expressing removal) + pilare (from pilus hair ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • depilate — dep·i·late …   English syllables

  • depilate — dep•i•late [[t]ˈdɛp əˌleɪt[/t]] v. t. lat•ed, lat•ing to remove the hair from (hides, skin, etc.) • Etymology: 1550–60; < L dēpilātus, ptp. of dēpilāre to pluck =dē de +pilāre to deprive of hair (der. of pilus a hair) dep i•la′tion, n.… …   From formal English to slang

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