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An insect repellent (chemical name N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) that can be applied to skin or clothing.
Origin: From d t, the initials of diethyl and toluamide in the name of the chemical.
N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, abbreviated DEET, is a slightly yellow oil. It is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. It is intended to be applied to the skin or to clothing, and provides protection against mosquito bites, tick bites, flea bites, chiggers, and any other insect that can transmit disease.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A compound used as a topical insect repellent that may cause irritation to eyes and mucous membranes, but not to the skin.
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