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tr.v. de·gaussed, de·gauss·ing, de·gauss·es
1. To neutralize the magnetic field of (a ship, for example).
2. To erase information from (a magnetic disk or other storage device).
1. (General Physics) to neutralize the magnetic field of (a ship's hull) as a protection against magnetic mines, using equipment producing an opposing magnetic field
2. (General Physics) another word for demagnetize
to demagnetize (a ship's hull, electrical equipment, etc.).
Past participle: degaussed
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|Verb||1.||degauss - make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of); "demagnetize the iron shavings"; "they degaussed the ship"|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"