Meaning of depilate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɛpɪleɪt/

Translate depilate into Spanish


[with object]
  • Remove the hair from.

    ‘I depilated my underarms and legs’
    • ‘Forty-eight hours before UVB exposure, mice were shaved with electric clippers and chemically depilated.’
    • ‘After being bathed, depilated and doused in sweet heavy perfumes, queens and commoners alike are portrayed sitting patiently before their hairdressers, although it is equally clear that wigmakers enjoyed a brisk trade.’
    • ‘While contemporary women are not literally forced to depilate, the culture and media pressure us to do so.’
    • ‘Nowadays the hamams or public baths have special rooms for the ladies to depilate.’
    • ‘Winter boots of caribou or seal can have a depilated sealskin foot with a furred upper.’


Mid 16th century (earlier (late Middle English) as depilation): from Latin depilat- ‘stripped of hair’, from the verb depilare, from de- (expressing removal) + pilare (from pilus ‘hair’).