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Definition of the noun DEET
What does DEET mean as a name of something?
- An insect repellent (chemical name N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) that can be applied to skin or clothing.
DEET: N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, also called DEET or diethyltoluamide, is a slightly yellow oil. It is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. It is intended to be applied to the skin or to clothing, and provides protection against mosquitos, ticks, fleas, chiggers, and many other biting insects.
- also known as N,N-diéthyl-3-méthylbenzamide, N,N-디에틸-M-톨루아미드, 디에틸톨루아미드, 디트, 디에칠톨루아미드, Dietyltoluamid, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamid
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by Simon J. Yu
DEET is a broad-spectrum repellent effective against all mosquitoes, including the dengue vectors (Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Culex spp.,
Principles and Agents by Robert Krieger
DEET is a personal insect repellent that has been shown to repel biting flies, biting midges, black flies, chiggers, deer flies, fleas, gnats, horse flies, mosquitoes, no—see-ums, sand flies, small flying insects, stable flies, and ticks ( U.S. EPA, ...
DEET is an insect repellent that is used in products to prevent bites from insects such as mosquitoes, biting flies, fleas, and small flying insects. DEET was developed by the U.S. Army in 1946 for protecting soldiers in insect-infested areas.
Probably deet is a mere corruption of dirt, formerly spelt drit. Cf. A.S. gedritan, to dirty. The loss of the r is well seen in speak, a corruption of spreak, from A.S. sprecan. Miss LAHEE. Betty wor not long afore hoo coome back wi' th' * owd paper in ...
The Whole Pregnancy Handbook (2005)
An Obstetrician's Guide to Integrating Conventional and Alternative Medicine Bef ore, During, and After Pregnancy by Joel Evans, Robin Aronson
If you live in an area where Lyme disease or West Nile virus is a problem, wear long sleeves and pants when you're walking in the woods or gardening and only use bug repellant that's marked safe for children (DEET is a good option).
by Carol Turkington, Bonnie Ashby
DEET (diethyltoluamide) A type of insect repellent that can be sprayed on the skin to repel mosquitoes, gnats, and other insects that carry disease. In low concentrations, DEET is generally considered to be nontoxic, but it is not recommended ...
The Pesticide Encyclopedia (2014)
by Kalyani Paranjape, Vasant Gowariker, V N Krishnamurthy, Sugha Gowariker
DeeT as an iGr DEET or diethyltoluamide, C12H17NO (N,N-diethyl-mtoluamide), is an insect repellent. It is a light amber liquid, practically insoluble in water but easily soluble in benzene, ethyl ether and ethanol. It has a CAS Registry Number ...
by William Holloway
To DEET, v. a. To wipe and make clean. North. DEFT, adj. [Deftig, Belg. daefe, Sax. pretty.] decent. Craven, DEFTLY, adv. Decently; gently; pretty well. Craven, To DEG, v. a. . [Daeg, Isl. a shower.] To wet; to sprinkle. North. DEGGY, adj. . [ Daeg ...
For General Use by Karel Jonáš
eoudity,-er, rekwr, poftár; -ing, reknynfr ppdítání, cenëni; deet m„ poíádnost .
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Scrabble value of D2E1E1T1
The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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