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



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 Originearly 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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