de·​gas | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈgas How to pronounce degas (audio) \
degassed; degassing; degases or degasses

Definition of degas

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to remove gas from degas an electron tube


biographical name
De·​gas | \ də-ˈgä How to pronounce Degas (audio) \

Definition of Degas (Entry 2 of 2)

(Hilaire-Germain-) Edgar 1834–1917 French artist

Examples of degas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Lava from this latest outbreak is actively spattering and degassing, but no flow has yet formed, the USGS said. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Concerns about violent Hawaii volcano explosions grow as new fissures form," 13 May 2018 Oddly enough, Singer said there is little evidence of surface degassing at Laguna del Maule. Erik Klemetti, WIRED, "A Caldera in the Making?: The Curious Story of Laguna del Maule," 1 Nov. 2013

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First Known Use of degas


1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Degas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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