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Degas

Hilaire Germain Edgar . 1834-- 1917, French impressionist painter and sculptor, noted for his brilliant draughtsmanship and ability to convey movement, esp in his studies of horse racing and ballet dancers

degas

[dē′gas]
(electronics)
To drive out and exhaust the gases occluded in the internal parts of an electron tube or other gastight apparatus, generally by heating during evacuation.
(engineering)
To remove gas from a liquid or solid.
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