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degrease

[dē′grēs]
(chemical engineering)
To remove grease from wool with chemicals.
To remove grease from hides or skins in tanning by tumbling them in solvents.
(metallurgy)
To remove grease, oil, or fatty material from a metal surface with fumes from a hot solvent.
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It can be used applied undiluted for the heaviest degreasing jobs or diluted for daily degreasing.
Manipulation with large volumes of alcohol was technically complicated and therefore washing in lukewarm water with degreasing agent was used instead.
The heavy duty cleaning and degreasing action removes ma chining lubricants, hydrocarbon soils, buffing compound and metal filings from machined castings without leaving residual films, metal particles or chips.
Three fire crews were called to Coventry Radiators, in Sir Henry Parkes Road, Canley, to deal with the blaze in a degreasing unit at 9.
The process is called vapour degreasing and is performed in a completely contained building with raised doorsteps and stainless-steel flooring throughout.
Throughout the 1960s, it was used for cleaning rocket engines and degreasing equipment, practices that soaked the earth surrounding the site's facilities with tons of solvents now known to be toxic and carcinogenic.
Methyl soyate, the soy ingredient in CITRUSoy products, offers natural cleaning and degreasing characteristics with low VOC emissions, low hazardous air pollutants, low toxicity and a high flash point.
Perc is also used in industrial degreasing operations.
The cleaner can also be used for oil-spill clean-up, general cleaning and wiping, dewaxing, degreasing, paint-line flushing and clean up, and removal of ink, tar, and adhesives.
TCE is a colorless toxic liquid widely used as a solvent for dry cleaning and degreasing and has been found in groundwater beneath some military and commercial sites.
RootX contains surfactants, degreasing agents that strip away the grime on roots, allowing Dichlobenil to penetrate the root ends.