That removes hair

You can do anything with electrolytic, depilatory creams and a little patience.

2. noun
A preparation that removes hair from the body.

When Bilkis Queen of Sheba discovered her legs by lifting her robe (Koran xxvii.), Solomon was minded to marry her, but would not do so till the devils had by a depilatory removed the hair.

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  • depilatory — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ used to remove unwanted hair. ► NOUN (pl. depilatories) ▪ a depilatory cream or lotion …   English terms dictionary

  • depilatory — [di pil′ə tôr΄ē] adj. serving to remove unwanted hair n. pl. depilatories a depilatory cream or other substance or device …   English World dictionary

  • Depilatory — De*pil a*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. d[ e]pilatoire.] Having the quality or power of removing hair. n. An application used to take off hair. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depilatory — c.1600, from Fr. dépilatorie (adj.), from L. depilatus having one s hair plucked, from de completely (see DE (Cf. de )) + pilatus, pp. of pilare deprive of hair, from pilus hair. Earlier in same sense was Depilative …   Etymology dictionary

  • depilatory — [[t]dɪpɪ̱lətəri, AM tɔːri[/t]] depilatories 1) ADJ: ADJ n Depilatory substances and processes remove unwanted hair from your body. ...a depilatory cream. 2) N COUNT A depilatory is a depilatory substance …   English dictionary

  • depilatory — I UK [dɪˈpɪlət(ə)rɪ] / US [dɪˈpɪləˌtɔrɪ] adjective used for removing hair from your body depilatory creams II UK [dɪˈpɪlət(ə)rɪ] / US [dɪˈpɪləˌtɔrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms depilatory : singular depilatory plural depilatories a substance that …   English dictionary

  • depilatory — de|pil|a|to|ry [dıˈpılətəri US to:ri] n plural depilatories formal [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: depilate to remove hair (16 21 centuries), from Latin depilare, from pilus hair ] a substance that gets rid of unwanted hair from your body… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • depilatory — noun (C) a substance that gets rid of unwanted hair from your body depilatory adjective (only before noun): Try one of our depilatory creams …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • depilatory — noun (plural ries) Date: 1606 an agent for removing hair, wool, or bristles • depilatory adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • depilatory — /di pil euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj., n., pl. depilatories. adj. 1. capable of removing hair. n. 2. a depilatory agent. 3. such an agent in a mild liquid or cream form for temporarily removing unwanted hair from the body. [1595 1605; < ML… …   Universalium

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