Verb degauss Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


degauss (third-person singular simple present degausses, present participle degaussing, simple past and past participle degaussed)

  1. (transitive) To reduce or eliminate the magnetic field from (the hull of a ship, or a computer monitor, etc.).

More definition: demagnetize (a ship's hull, electrical equipment, etc.) by means of electric coils.

1. to neutralize the magnetic field of a ship's hull (as a protection against magnetic mines) using equipment producing an opposing magnetic field

2. another word for demagnetize Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"de-magnetize," originally especially of ships as a defense against magnetic mines, 1940, from German scientist Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), a pioneer in the study of magnetics.

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