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Noun: degaussing  ,dee'gaw-sing
  1. The process of making a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by producing an opposing magnetic field
Verb: degauss  dee'gaws
  1. (physics) make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of)
    "they degaussed the ship";
    - demagnetize, demagnetise [Brit]

Type of: alter, change, demagnetisation [Brit], demagnetization, modify

Antonym: magnetise [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Degaussing