degaussing(redirected from Deguass)
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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).
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The process whereby a ship's magnetic field is reduced by the use of electromagnetic coils, permanent magnets, or other means.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||degaussing - the process of making a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by producing an opposing magnetic field|
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