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deet

or DEET  (dēt)
n.
A colorless, oily liquid, C12H17NO, that is used as an insect repellent.

[From d.t., abbr. of diethyl toluamide.]

DEET

(diːt)
n acronym for
(Chemistry) diethyl(meta)toluamide; an insect repellent
Translations

DEET

n (repellent) DEET m
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Some evidence suggests that the compound, technically N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, hits a specific cellular baseball mitt, an odor receiver that catches repellent scents, triggering a "get-the-heck-out-of-here" signal.
The mums did not state what type of repellent they used but their most common active ingredient is N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide - otherwise known as DEET.
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