deicing

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deicing

[dē′īs·iŋ]
(engineering)
The removal of ice deposited on any object, especially as applied to aircraft icing, by heating, chemical treatment, and mechanical rupture of the ice deposit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

deicing

Removing ice from aircraft by mechanical, thermal, electrical, or chemical means.
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