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Definition of depilatory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

depilatory

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BrE BrE//dɪˈpɪlətri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpɪlətɔːri//
 
(pl. depilatories) Hair products and accessories
 
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a substance used for removing body hair See related entries: Hair products and accessories Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin depilatorius, from depilat- ‘stripped of hair’, from the verb depilare, from de- (expressing removal) + pilare (from pilus ‘hair’).

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