degauss


de·gauss

verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈgas\

Definition of DEGAUSS

transitive verb
:  to remove or neutralize the magnetic field of <degauss a ship> <degauss a magnetic tape>
de·gauss·er noun

Origin of DEGAUSS

de- + gauss, after Karl F. Gauss
First Known Use: circa 1940

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