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Having the capability to remove hair.
n. pl. de·pil·a·to·ries
A preparation in the form of a liquid or cream that is used to remove unwanted hair from the body.
able or serving to remove hair
n, pl -ries
(Chemistry) a chemical that is used to remove hair from the body
de•pil•a•to•ry(dɪˈpɪl əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. capable of removing hair.n.
2. a depilatory agent.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin]
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|Noun||1.||depilatory - a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides|
|2.||depilatory - a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hair|
cosmetic - a toiletry designed to beautify the body
epilating wax - a mixture of resins and waxes to remove cosmetically undesirable hair; mixture is applied hot to the surface and after cooling is pulled away taking the hairs with it
|Adj.||1.||depilatory - able to remove hair or render hairless|
hairless - having no hair or fur; "a Mexican Hairless is about the size of a fox terrier and hairless except for a tufts on the head and tail"
depilatory[dɪˈpɪlət/ərɪ] n (also depilatory cream) → crema depilatoria