degauss

verb de·gauss \ (ˌ)dē-ˈgau̇s \

Definition of degauss

transitive verb
:to remove or neutralize the magnetic field of
  • degauss a ship
  • degauss a magnetic tape

degausser

noun

Origin and Etymology of degauss

de- + gauss, after Karl F. Gauss


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