Share this entry
degas Syllabification: de·gas
Pronunciation: /dēˈɡas/

Definition of degas in English:

verb (degass, degassing, degassed)

Make or become free of unwanted or excess gas: [with object]: the column has not been degassed [no object]: the summit craters were degassing freely
More example sentences
  • First, we assume that the magma degassing process is open, meaning that gas and bubbles are lost from the magma during degassing.
  • Depending on the initial volatile content of the ‘primary’ or ‘deep’ magma, volatile saturation is reached at a certain point, and the magma begins to degas.
  • Faults provide additional pathways, such as dykes, for magma transport and also may help to degas the magma during its ascent.
Definition of degas in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources