- v.tr. rid (a person or animal) of lice.
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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 — transitive verb Date: circa 1919 to remove lice from … New Collegiate Dictionary
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 — deÂ·louse || â€šdiË laÊŠs v. remove lice from … English contemporary dictionary