degrease

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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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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.
Finally, the parts would have been painted with adhesive, bonded to rubber, and again vapor degreased.