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de·gauss

 (dē-gous′)
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).

[de- + gauss.]

de·gauss′er n.

degaussing

The process whereby a ship's magnetic field is reduced by the use of electromagnetic coils, permanent magnets, or other means.
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Noun1.degaussing - the process of making a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by producing an opposing magnetic field
demagnetisation, demagnetization - the process of removing magnetization
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