deets

[deets]

Origin of deets

First recorded in 1985–90; by shortening and alteration

Deet

[deet]
Chemistry, Trademark.
  1. a brand of diethyltoluamide.
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British Dictionary definitions for deets

DEET

n acronym for
  1. diethyl(meta)toluamide; an insect repellent
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deets in Science

deet

[dēt]
  1. 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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