degreased; degreasing; degreases

transitive verb

: to remove grease from
degreaser noun

Examples of degrease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Email address: The chemical, a cleaning and degreasing solvent that is also a byproduct from manufacturing pesticides, is commonly referred to as TCP. Agnel Philip, ProPublica, 6 Nov. 2023 Historically, it has been used to degrease metals and machinery. Sophia Vento, Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2023 In addition, poison plant washes, degreasing soap like dishwashing soap or detergent, and plenty of water is recommended by the CDC. Christopher Kuhagen, Journal Sentinel, 6 June 2023 Stearns 1 Gal Pressure Washer House Wash Concentrate Image courtesy Amazon The product is a potent mixture of concentrated detergents that effectively cleans and degreases various surfaces. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 25 Apr. 2023 Its super-concentrated formula deep cleans and degreases dishes, glasses, and silverware while also removing spots and film caused by hard water and minerals. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Apr. 2023 For a last touch -- models also degreased their T-zone, thanks to a bit of logomania. Kathleen Hou, ELLE, 2 Mar. 2023 One example is trichloroethylene (TCE), a solvent primarily used to degrease machine parts. Markham Heid, Time, 13 Dec. 2022 Carfidant says this stuff can clean exhaust tips, degrease an engine, and remove bugs from your windshield. Collin Morgan, Car and Driver, 19 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of degrease was circa 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Degrease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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