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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the capability to remove hair.
  • n. A preparation in the form of a liquid or cream that is used to remove unwanted hair from the body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That removes hair
  • n. A preparation that removes hair from the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the quality or power of removing hair.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the property of removing hair from the skin.
  • n. An application used to remove hair without injuring the texture of the skin; specifically, a cosmetic employed to remove superfluous hairs from the human skin, as calx sulphurata.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. able to remove hair or render hairless
  • n. a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides
  • n. a cosmetic for temporary removal of undesired hair

Etymologies

depilate +‎ -ory (Wiktionary)

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