transitive verb[with object]
Remove unwanted magnetism from (a television or monitor) in order to correct color disturbance.
- ‘I degaussed my monitor, but the ghost images remain’
2Destroy the data on (a data storage device) by removing its magnetism.
- ‘modern drives will get destroyed if they are degaussed’
3historical Neutralize the magnetic field of (a ship) by encircling it with a conductor carrying electric currents.
- ‘they degaussed the ship successfully but the equipment was very costly’