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

transitive verb

: to remove gas from
degas an electron tube

Examples of degas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Relatively minute planetesimals could host processes previously believed to be confined to planets, from melting and degassing to the creation of magnetic dynamos and volcanism. Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Scientific American, 1 Dec. 2016 Now that the 2007 dome is gone, the volcano can likely degas a little more passively, so another large explosion is less likely at this point ... at least until a new dome begins to form. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 24 Feb. 2014 Because more than two million people live in the vicinity of Lake Kivu, scientists are developing ways to degas the water and thus reduce the risk of disaster. Ashley Stimpson, Popular Mechanics, 16 Sep. 2022 Lava from this latest outbreak is actively spattering and degassing, but no flow has yet formed, the USGS said. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, 13 May 2018 Oddly enough, Singer said there is little evidence of surface degassing at Laguna del Maule. Erik Klemetti, WIRED, 1 Nov. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of degas was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Degas.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


de·​gas (ˈ)dē-ˈgas How to pronounce degas (audio)
: to free from gas

Biographical Definition


biographical name

De·​gas də-ˈgä How to pronounce Degas (audio)
(Hilaire-Germain-) Edgar 1834–1917 French artist
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