transitive verb-·loused′, -·lous′ing
to rid of lice
transitive verbde·loused, de·lous·ing, de·lous·es
To rid (a person or an animal) of lice by physical or chemical means.
(third-person singular simple present delouses, present participle delousing, simple past and past participle deloused)
- To remove lice.
- To apply insecticides or insect repellents in order to be sure that no lice or other parasites are present.
- (computing) to remove malicious software such as viruses, trojans, spyware, or worms.
- A deloused computer may no longer be considered trustworthy.
de- + louse