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Definition of "deet" [deet]

  • A colorless, oily liquid, C12H17NO, that has a mild odor and is used as an insect repellent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deet" in a sentence
  • "I have heard bug repelent with deet is hard to find in Mexico and my housekeeper always asks me to bring down multi packs of the CFL light bulbs (4 pack at US home depot about $7USD) that cost abut $8 USD each in Mexico ..."
  • "Corbel said, "We've found that deet is not simply a behavior-modifying chemical but also inhibits the activity of a key central nervous system enzyme, acetycholinesterase, in both insects and mammals"."
  • "Usually 25% deet is plenty to keep them at bay, if you take a trip back into the lagoons along the coast use the 100%."