[ dee-gas ]
/ diˈgæs /

verb (used with object), de·gassed, de·gas·sing.

to free from gas.
Electronics. to complete the evacuation of gases in (a vacuum tube).

Origin of degas

First recorded in 1915–20; de- + gas Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for degassing (1 of 2)


/ (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

degasser, noun

British Dictionary definitions for degassing (2 of 2)


/ (ˈdeɪɡɑː, French dəɡɑ) /


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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