unhair

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ hair

Verb[edit]

unhair (third-person singular simple present unhairs, present participle unhairing, simple past and past participle unhaired)

  1. (transitive) To remove hair from (something), especially from hide.
    • 1889, Annual report of the Bureau of Animal Industry - Volume 4, Parts 1887-1888, page 425:
      The sides, after being unhaired, are put in clean water over night, then green-shaved and put in a bate of hen manure four or five days.
    • 1924, Tanners' Council of America. Research Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Reports and Papers (volume 2, page 520)
      They found that such a practice produced what was termed a "mellow" lime; the mellower the lime the more rapidly it unhaired the skin.
  2. (intransitive) To become free from hair.

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