degaussing(redirected from De-gaussing)
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Related to De-gaussing: degaussing coil, degaussing cable
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).
The process whereby a ship's magnetic field is reduced by the use of electromagnetic coils, permanent magnets, or other means.