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degas

[ dee-gas ]
/ diˈgæs /
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verb (used with object), de·gassed, de·gas·sing.
to free from gas.
Electronics. to complete the evacuation ofgases in (a vacuum tube).
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Origin of degas

First recorded in 1915–20; de- + gas

Other definitions for degas (2 of 2)

Degas
[ dey-gah; French duh-gah ]
/ deɪˈgɑ; French dəˈgɑ /

noun
Hi·laire Ger·main Ed·gar [ee-ler zher-man ed-gar], /iˈlɛr ʒɛrˈmɛ̃ ɛdˈgar/, 1834–1917, French impressionist painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for degas (1 of 2)

degas
/ (diːˈɡæs) /

verb -gases, -gasses, -gassing or -gassed
(tr) to remove gas from (a container, vacuum tube, liquid, adsorbent, etc)
(intr) to lose adsorbed or absorbed gas by desorption

Derived forms of degas

degasser, noun

British Dictionary definitions for degas (2 of 2)

Degas
/ (ˈdeɪɡɑː, French dəɡɑ) /

noun
Hilaire Germain Edgar (ilɛr ʒɛrmɛ̃ ɛdɡar). 1834–1917, French impressionist painter and sculptor, noted for his brilliant draughtsmanship and ability to convey movement, esp in his studies of horse racing and ballet dancers
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