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[ep-uh-leyt] /ˈɛp əˌleɪt/

verb (used with object), epilated, epilating.
to remove (hair) from by means of physical, chemical, or radiological agents; depilate.
an electrical appliance consisting of a metal spiral head that rotates at high speed, plucking unwanted hair
(transitive) (rare) to remove hair from

epilate ep·i·late (ěp’ə-lāt’)
v. ep·i·lat·ed, ep·i·lat·ing, ep·i·lates
To remove a hair from a part of the body by forcible extraction, electrolysis, or loosening at the root by chemical means.


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