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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The cylinder had a thick, orange-colored coating that I carded off with the degreased steel wool.
After the cylinder dried it had a white coating which I carded off with a second degreased pad of 000 steel wool.
The parts had been vapor degreased upon receipt at Airex, and the bulk of the rubber cut off.
The components leave the forming machine covered in lubricants used during the process and have to be degreased before they are passed to the next stage of production, which is usually threading.
The traditional disc finishing machine method required small parts to be degreased, cleaned, dried and accumulated to form a large optimal batch before deburring takes place.