delouse
transitive verb Date: circa 1919 to remove lice from

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • delouse — 1918, from DE (Cf. de ) + LOUSE (Cf. louse). First used in reference to World War I armies. Related: Deloused; delousing …   Etymology dictionary

  • delouse — [dē lous′, dēlouz′] vt. deloused, delousing to rid of lice delouser n …   English World dictionary

  • delouse — UK [diːˈlaʊs] / US [dɪˈlaʊs] verb [transitive] Word forms delouse : present tense I/you/we/they delouse he/she/it delouses present participle delousing past tense deloused past participle deloused to remove lice (= small insects) from someone s… …   English dictionary

  • delouse — verb a) To remove lice. A veterinarian could delouse your dog. b) To apply insecticides or insect repellents in order to be sure that no lice or other parasites are present. During the Korean Conflict, US soldiers were deloused with DDT upon… …   Wiktionary

  • delouse — delouser, n. /dee lows , lowz /, v.t., deloused, delousing. to free of lice; remove lice from. [1915 20; DE + LOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • delouse — To remove lice from; to free from infestation with lice; used especially of prophylaxis of louse borne diseases. * * * de·louse ( )dē lau̇s, lau̇z vt, de·loused; de·lous·ing to remove lice from …   Medical dictionary

  • delouse — Synonyms and related words: antisepticize, autoclave, bleach, boil, bowdlerize, chlorinate, clean, clean out, clean up, cleanse, clear out, decontaminate, depurate, deterge, disinfect, dry clean, dust, dust off, expurgate, freshen, fumigate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • delouse — de|louse [ˌdi:ˈlaus] v [T] to remove lice ( ↑louse ) or similar animals from someone s hair, clothes etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • delouse — de|louse [ di laus ] verb transitive to remove LICE (=small insects) from someone s skin, clothes, or hair …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • delouse — de·louse || ‚diː laÊŠs v. remove lice from …   English contemporary dictionary

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