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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.
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degauss

(diːˈɡaʊs; -ˈɡɔːs)
vb (tr)
1. (General Physics) to neutralize the magnetic field of (a ship's hull) as a protection against magnetic mines, using equipment producing an opposing magnetic field
2. (General Physics) another word for demagnetize
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de•gauss

(diˈgaʊs)

v.t.
to demagnetize (a ship's hull, electrical equipment, etc.).
[1935–40]
de•gauss′er, n.
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degauss


Past participle: degaussed
Gerund: degaussing

Imperative
degauss
degauss
Present
I degauss
you degauss
he/she/it degausses
we degauss
you degauss
they degauss
Preterite
I degaussed
you degaussed
he/she/it degaussed
we degaussed
you degaussed
they degaussed
Present Continuous
I am degaussing
you are degaussing
he/she/it is degaussing
we are degaussing
you are degaussing
they are degaussing
Present Perfect
I have degaussed
you have degaussed
he/she/it has degaussed
we have degaussed
you have degaussed
they have degaussed
Past Continuous
I was degaussing
you were degaussing
he/she/it was degaussing
we were degaussing
you were degaussing
they were degaussing
Past Perfect
I had degaussed
you had degaussed
he/she/it had degaussed
we had degaussed
you had degaussed
they had degaussed
Future
I will degauss
you will degauss
he/she/it will degauss
we will degauss
you will degauss
they will degauss
Future Perfect
I will have degaussed
you will have degaussed
he/she/it will have degaussed
we will have degaussed
you will have degaussed
they will have degaussed
Future Continuous
I will be degaussing
you will be degaussing
he/she/it will be degaussing
we will be degaussing
you will be degaussing
they will be degaussing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been degaussing
you have been degaussing
he/she/it has been degaussing
we have been degaussing
you have been degaussing
they have been degaussing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been degaussing
you will have been degaussing
he/she/it will have been degaussing
we will have been degaussing
you will have been degaussing
they will have been degaussing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been degaussing
you had been degaussing
he/she/it had been degaussing
we had been degaussing
you had been degaussing
they had been degaussing
Conditional
I would degauss
you would degauss
he/she/it would degauss
we would degauss
you would degauss
they would degauss
Past Conditional
I would have degaussed
you would have degaussed
he/she/it would have degaussed
we would have degaussed
you would have degaussed
they would have degaussed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.degauss - make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of); "demagnetize the iron shavings"; "they degaussed the ship"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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