American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To rid (a person or an animal) of lice by physical or chemical means.
- v. To remove lice.
- v. To apply insecticides or insect repellents in order to be sure that no lice or other parasites are present.
- v. computing to remove malicious software such as viruses, trojans, spyware, or worms.
- v. free of lice
- de- + louse (Wiktionary)
“Former Knicks vice president Anucha Browne Sanders walked out of a New York City courtroom in 2007 with $11.6 million in damages, winning a sexual harassment trial that made you want to delouse.”
““Cleaning up vomit on the floor and assisting guests to delouse in the showers further humbled me.””
“Hey, just one question Brian; how long did it take to delouse?”
“But it takes way more Zyklon B to kill lice than it does to kill humans - to delouse it takes 16,000 ppm of HCn, while 300 ppm kills humans quickly.”
“The gas used, Zyklon B, was developed as an insecticide, and it was used in concentration camps to delouse clothing.”
“I'm pointing this out to show that it's absurd that people would have been led into the chambers, clothed, in order to delouse them.”
“Would have come in handy some years back when trying to delouse my own and girlfriend's Norton strangleholds 10-27-05...”
“As it is now I have to periodically delouse my computer to rid it of the little creatures that feed on the mountain of bullshit you quote from Sullivan and your other favorite braindead libtard sources.”
“But on reflection, having someone come to my home to delouse my children seemed perilously close to having someone (presumably not the same person) come in and service my husband on nights when I'd rather put on my flannel nightie and watch Dateline NBC.”
“The station was one small, dim room that smelled as if an army had stopped to urinate and delouse there.”
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