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Definition of the noun DEET

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proper noun

  1. 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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Google previewThe Toxicology and Biochemistry of Insecticides, Second Edition (2014)

by Simon J. Yu

DEET is a broad-spectrum repellent effective against all mosquitoes, including the dengue vectors (Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Culex spp.,

Google previewHandbook of Pesticide Toxicology, Two-Volume Set (2001)

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, ...

Google previewHayes' Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology (2010)

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.

Google previewPublications (1875)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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).

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (2007)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of Provincialisms (1840)

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 ...

Google previewA Complete Pronouncing Dictionary of the English and Bohemian Languages (1892)

For General Use by Karel Jonáš

eoudity,-er, rekwr, poftár; -ing, reknynfr ppdítání, cenëni; deet m„ poíádnost .

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Small photo of EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND JANUARY 11, 2014: photo of Mosi-guard mosquito repellent in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mosi-guard is a DEET free alternative to synthetic insect repellents.Small photo of Baby feet and mother deet. Close up Selective focusSmall photo of Baby feet and mother deet. Close up Selective focusSmall photo of Baby feet and mother deet. Close up Selective focusSmall photo of Deet Sika taking care of himselfSmall photo of Utrecht, Holland, January 2017. Close-up of three boxes of extra strong Deet insect repellentSmall photo of spotted deet More...

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DEET Meaning

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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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