deet

noun, often all capitalized \ ˈdēt \
Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of deet

: a colorless oily liquid insect and tick repellent C12H17NO

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Origin and Etymology of deet

probably from d. e. t., from di- + ethyl + toluamide (C8H9NO)


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deet

noun, often all capitalized \ ˈdēt \

medical Definition of deet

: a colorless oily liquid insect and tick repellent C12H17NO

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