de·​fat | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈfat How to pronounce defat (audio) \
defatted; defatting; defats

Definition of defat

transitive verb

: to remove fat from

Examples of defat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the best and, in some ways easiest, manner to defat something is to refrigerate it until the fat rises to the top as a solid — and skim or spoon that off. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: Ways to get rid of unwanted fat on food," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of defat

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Defat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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de·​fat | \ (ˈ)dē-ˈfat How to pronounce defat (audio) \
defatted; defatting

Medical Definition of defat

: to remove fat from

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