deet

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noun, often all capitalized \ˈdēt\

Definition of deet

  1. :  a colorless oily liquid insect and tick repellent C12H17NO

Origin and Etymology of deet

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


First Known Use: 1961


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deet

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noun , often all capitalized \ˈdēt\

Medical Definition of deet

  1. :  a colorless oily liquid insect and tick repellent C12H17NO

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