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delouse

[dee-lous, -louz] /diˈlaʊs, -ˈlaʊz/
verb (used with object), deloused, delousing.
1.
to free of lice; remove lice from.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; de- + louse
Related forms
delouser, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de-louse

delouse

/diːˈlaʊs; -ˈlaʊz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to rid (a person or animal) of lice as a sanitary measure
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Word Origin and History for de-louse

delouse

v.

1918, from de- + louse. First used in reference to World War I armies. Related: Deloused; delousing.

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