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deet

or DEET  (dēt)
n.
A colorless, oily liquid, C12H17NO, that is used as an insect repellent.

[From d.t., abbr. of diethyl toluamide.]

DEET

(diːt)
n acronym for
(Chemistry) diethyl(meta)toluamide; an insect repellent
Translations

DEET

n (repellent) DEET m
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Travellers should utilise personal protection measures such as permethrin-coated bednets and clothes, avoidance of mosquitoes, and use of diethyltoluamide (DEET)-containing insect repellants.
Furthermore, the repellent diethyltoluamide (DEET) has been shown to be effective in preventing tick bites; however, repeat applications are required.
The natural, low odour repellent has been developed using an extract of Chinese Eucalyptus Citriodora plant, known as Menthoglycol, clinically proven to be as active as the usual chemical Diethyltoluamide (DEET) treatments and, unlike DEET-based treatments, can also be safely used by children and pregnant women.