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



BrE BrE//ˌepɪˈleɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌepɪˈleɪʃn//
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the removal of hair, including the roots Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French épiler, from é- (expressing removal) + Latin pilus ‘strand of hair’, on the pattern of depilation.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: epilation