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a brand of diethyltoluamide.

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How to use Deet in a sentence

  • Na, an ye had but seen and heard her, ye would just hae deet, Mr. Walkinshaw.

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

  • Deet to goodness, them Irishers have been the plagues of my life ever since I married.'

British Dictionary definitions for Deet

DEET
/ (diːt) /

n acronym for

diethyl(meta)toluamide; an insect repellent
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Scientific definitions for Deet

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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