depilatory

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de·pil·a·to·ry

 (dĭ-pĭl′ə-tôr′ē)
adj.
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.

depilatory

(dɪˈpɪlətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.depilatory - a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
2.depilatory - a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hairdepilatory - 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"
Translations

depilatory

[dɪˈpɪlətərɪ]
A. ADJdepilatorio
B. N (also depilatory cream) → depilatorio m, crema f depilatoria

depilatory

[dɪˈpɪlətəri] n (also depilatory cream) → dépilatoire m, crème f dépilatoire

depilatory

adjenthaarend, Enthaarungs-; depilatory creamEnthaarungscreme f

depilatory

[dɪˈpɪlətrɪ] n (also depilatory cream) → crema depilatoria

de·pil·a·to·ry

n. depilatorio.

depilatory

n (pl -ries) depilatorio, producto para quitar el vello
References in periodicals archive ?
8,038,723 B2; Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited, Slough, Berkshire, UK, has been awarded a US patent for an epilatory composition.
0 and wherein at least 60% of the weight of the epilatory composition is provided by rosinous material.
The retreat into cultivated glabrousness, then, becomes a matter of ritually disciplining a bodily demeanour, thus finding depilatory and epilatory practices denoting "the stylised conduct of the individual within the contexts of everyday life, involving the use of appearance to create specific impressions of self" (Giddens 242).