- capable of removing hair.
noun, plural de·pil·a·to·ries.
- a depilatory agent.
- such an agent in a mild liquid or cream form for temporarily removing unwanted hair from the body.
- able or serving to remove hair
noun plural -ries
- a chemical that is used to remove hair from the body
c.1600, from French dépilatorie (adj.), from Latin depilatus “having one’s hair plucked,” from de- “completely” (see de-) + pilatus, past participle of pilare “deprive of hair,” from pilus “hair” (see pile (n.3)). Earlier in same sense was Depilative. As a noun from c.1600, from French dépilatorie (n.).
- Having the capability to remove hair.
- A preparation in the form of a liquid or cream that is used to remove unwanted hair from the body.epilatory