Definition of epilation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌepəˈlāSHən/ /ˌɛpəˈleɪʃən/

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  • The removal of hair by pulling it from the roots.

    ‘Numerous methods are used for epilation, from tweezers to devices that pluck several hairs at once.’
    • ‘Although laser assisted epilation is not considered a permanent way of removing hair, some patients will achieve a long term reduction in hair density after a single treatment.’
    • ‘Lasers operating at these wavelengths have been shown to penetrate skin to 3 mm or more with useful fluence and have been successfully applied to laser epilation.’