De-louse

delouse

[dee-lous, -louz]
verb (used with object), deloused, delousing.
to free of lice; remove lice from.

Origin:
1915–20; de- + louse

delouser, noun
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delouse (diːˈlaʊs, -ˈlaʊz)
 
vb
(tr) to rid (a person or animal) of lice as a sanitary measure

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delouse
1919, from de- + louse; first used in reference to World War I armies.
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