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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: depilate 'to remove hair' (16-21 centuries), from Latin depilare, from pilus 'hair'

depilatory

noun
     
Related topics: Hair and Beauty
de‧pil‧a‧to‧ry plural depilatories [countable] formal
DCB a substance that gets rid of unwanted hair from your body
depilatory adjective [only before noun]
depilatory creams

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