Deet meaning

dēt
A colorless, oily liquid, C12 H17 NO, that is used as an insect repellent.
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An oily, liquid neurotoxin, C12H17NO, used in insect and tick repellents.
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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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An insect repellent (chemical name N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) that can be applied to skin or clothing.
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Origin of deet

  • From d.t. abbr. of diethyl toluamide
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From d t, the initials of diethyl and toluamide in the name of the chemical.
    From Wiktionary