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 (dē-grēs′, -grēz′)
tr.v. de·greased, de·greas·ing, de·greas·es
To remove grease or fat from: degrease machinery; degrease the sauce.

de·greas′er n.
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(diːˈɡriːsə) or


a substance or product that removes or dissolves grease
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