deperm

v. neutralize a magnetic field, demagnetize

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • deperm — /dee perrm /, v.t. Naut. to reduce the permanent magnetism of (a vessel) by wrapping an electric cable around it vertically athwartships and energizing the cable. Cf. degauss. [1945 50; DE + PERM(ANENT)] * * * …   Universalium

  • deperm — de·perm …   English syllables

  • deperm — (ˈ)dē|pərm transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: de + permanent magnetism : to demagnetize partly (a ship s steel hull) as a precaution against magnetic mines by surrounding in dry dock with a large coil through which is sent an alternating… …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Deperm (ADG-10) — The USS Deperm (ADG 10) was a degaussing vessel of the United States Navy, named after the term deperm, a procedure for erasing the permanent magnetism from ships and submarines to camouflage them against magnetic detection vessels and enemy… …   Wikipedia

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