delouse


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de·louse

(dē-lows'),
To remove lice from; to free from infestation with lice; used especially of prophylaxis for louse-borne diseases.

delouse

(dē-lous′)
tr.v. de·loused, de·lousing, de·louses
To rid (a person or an animal) of lice by physical or chemical means.

delouse

(dē-lows′) [ de- + louse]
To treat a person infected with ectoparasites, esp. lice or scabies.
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Organophosphates, a very strong pesticide was generously used to delouse Iraqi POWs treated at our hospital and it was liberally sprayed on tents to keep the pests, sand fleas and other creepy crawlies out.
Throw him in the bath and try to delouse the wee man.
The lice were collected at the Moscow Municipal Disinfection Center, where the homeless wash and delouse themselves, as well as disinfect or change their clothes.
As an adolescent I was an internment assistant; I helped house and delouse refugees, including Italian partisans.
I had to provide my own car for the job but I remember how often I had to disinfest it myself because of service-users I had to ferry to a safe place; the number of times I had to take people to a health centre to be deloused and provide them with fresh clothing when their own had to be burnt; the number of times I had to delouse, de-flea myself and treat myself for scabies.
23rd: Now that fall is here, worm, wash, delouse, shave, trim hooves and clip around udders of your goats all at the same time (well, at least in sequence).
When the first Neanderthal headed off to Kwik-Cave for the nuts, berries and woolly mammoth chops, the other stayed home to delouse their hairy offspring.
As the moon wanes, worm, wash, delouse, shave, trim hooves and clip around udders all at the same time (well, at least in sequence).