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[deet] /dit/
Chemistry, Trademark.
a brand of diethyltoluamide. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for deets


noun acronym
diethyl(meta)toluamide; an insect repellent
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deets in Science
A colorless, oily liquid that has a mild odor and is used as an insect repellent. Its chemical name is diethyl toluamide. Chemical formula: C12H17NO.
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Related Abbreviations for deets


  1. diethyl toluamide
  2. n-diethyltoluamide
  3. N,N-diethyl-m-toluamine
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