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degas

[dee-gas] /diˈgæs/
verb (used with object), degassed, degassing.
1.
to free from gas.
2.
Electronics. to complete the evacuation of gases in (a vacuum tube).
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; de- + gas

Degas

[dey-gah; French duh-gah] /deɪˈgɑ; French dəˈgɑ/
noun
1.
Hilaire Germain Edgar
[ee-ler zher-man ed-gar] /iˈlɛr ʒɛrˈmɛ̃ ɛdˈgar/ (Show IPA),
1834–1917, French impressionist painter.
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Examples for degas
  • degas was born to an aristocratic family, unusually supportive of his desire to paint.
  • degas is perhaps best known for his pastels, paintings and sculptures of the theater, and of ballerinas in particular.
  • degas also introduced her to etching, of which he was a recognized master.
British Dictionary definitions for degas

degas

/diːˈɡæs/
verb -gases, -gasses, -gassing, -gassed
1.
(transitive) to remove gas from (a container, vacuum tube, liquid, adsorbent, etc)
2.
(intransitive) to lose adsorbed or absorbed gas by desorption
Derived Forms
degasser, noun

Degas

/ˈdeɪɡɑː; French dəɡɑ/
noun
1.
Hilaire Germain Edgar (ilɛr ʒɛrmɛ̃ ɛdɡar). 1834–1917, French impressionist painter and sculptor, noted for his brilliant draughtsmanship and ability to convey movement, esp in his studies of horse racing and ballet dancers
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