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delouse

[ dee-lous, -louz ]
/ diˈlaʊs, -ˈlaʊz /
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verb (used with object), de·loused, de·lous·ing.
to free of lice; remove lice from.
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Origin of delouse

First recorded in 1915–20; de- + louse

OTHER WORDS FROM delouse

de·lous·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for delouse

delouse
/ (diːˈlaʊs, -ˈlaʊz) /

verb
(tr) to rid (a person or animal) of lice as a sanitary measure
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