Meaning of depilator in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɛpɪleɪtə/


  • An instrument that removes unwanted body hair, typically by plucking it from the root.

    ‘It's very difficult to control the temperature of depilators, which require preliminary heating.’
    • ‘Shaving and cream depilators are largely painless, but they are superficial, requiring repetitive life-long treatments every few days.’
    • ‘Options of cosmetic treatment of unwanted facial hair include: shaving, depilators, bleaching, electrolysis, and lasers.’
    • ‘Stimulating demand in such a market were our ladies’ beauty-care products, such as depilators and electric steam hair stylers.’
    • ‘Existing hair can be addressed by non-medical or cosmetic methods such as shaving, depilators, bleaching, plucking, waxing, electrolysis and laser hair removal - the last two being the most effective techniques.’