delouse


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de·louse

 (dē-lous′)
tr.v. de·loused, de·lous·ing, de·lous·es
To rid (a person or an animal) of lice by physical or chemical means.

delouse

(diːˈlaʊs; -ˈlaʊz)
vb
(tr) to rid (a person or animal) of lice as a sanitary measure

de•louse

(diˈlaʊs, -ˈlaʊz)

v.t. -loused, -lous•ing.
to free of lice; remove lice from.
[1915–20]

delouse


Past participle: deloused
Gerund: delousing

Imperative
delouse
delouse
Present
I delouse
you delouse
he/she/it delouses
we delouse
you delouse
they delouse
Preterite
I deloused
you deloused
he/she/it deloused
we deloused
you deloused
they deloused
Present Continuous
I am delousing
you are delousing
he/she/it is delousing
we are delousing
you are delousing
they are delousing
Present Perfect
I have deloused
you have deloused
he/she/it has deloused
we have deloused
you have deloused
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Past Continuous
I was delousing
you were delousing
he/she/it was delousing
we were delousing
you were delousing
they were delousing
Past Perfect
I had deloused
you had deloused
he/she/it had deloused
we had deloused
you had deloused
they had deloused
Future
I will delouse
you will delouse
he/she/it will delouse
we will delouse
you will delouse
they will delouse
Future Perfect
I will have deloused
you will have deloused
he/she/it will have deloused
we will have deloused
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Future Continuous
I will be delousing
you will be delousing
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we will be delousing
you will be delousing
they will be delousing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been delousing
you have been delousing
he/she/it has been delousing
we have been delousing
you have been delousing
they have been delousing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been delousing
you will have been delousing
he/she/it will have been delousing
we will have been delousing
you will have been delousing
they will have been delousing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been delousing
you had been delousing
he/she/it had been delousing
we had been delousing
you had been delousing
they had been delousing
Conditional
I would delouse
you would delouse
he/she/it would delouse
we would delouse
you would delouse
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Past Conditional
I would have deloused
you would have deloused
he/she/it would have deloused
we would have deloused
you would have deloused
they would have deloused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.delouse - free of lice; "They deloused the prisoners after they liberated the camps"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Translations

delouse

[diːˈaʊs] VTdespiojar, espulgar

delouse

[ˌdiːˈlaʊs ˌdiːˈlaʊz] vt [+ person, animal] → épouiller

delouse

vtentlausen

delouse

[diːˈlaʊs] vtspidocchiare
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Discovering her child has a lice infestation, Libby insists on scrubbing Coral's head to delouse her, over Coral's protestations.
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On their way Fatna met an old man who asks her to delouse his hair.
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This is its status even in cases of parasynthetic formations like reversatives (encage, delouse, etc), where the prefix is also part of the determinant, together with the base word, being the determinatum either a suffix or a conversion process on the base.