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Deet

[deet] /dit/
Chemistry, Trademark.
1.
a brand of diethyltoluamide.

deets

[deets] /dits/
plural noun, Informal.
1.
details:
Do you have any deets on their divorce?
Origin of deets
1985-1990
First recorded in 1985-90; by shortening and alteration
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  • Deet to goodness, them Irishers have been the plagues of my life ever since I married.'

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    Anne Beale
  • Deet to goodness, my opinion is that the world 'ould go on a sight better without 'em.

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    Anne Beale
British Dictionary definitions for Deet

DEET

/diːt/
noun acronym
1.
diethyl(meta)toluamide; an insect repellent
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Deet in Science
deet
  (dēt)   
A colorless, oily liquid that has a mild odor and is used as an insect repellent. Its chemical name is diethyl toluamide. Chemical formula: C12H17NO.
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