Definition of descale in English:

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Pronunciation: /diːˈskeɪl/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[with object] British
Remove deposits of scale from: if you have problems with your heating system, you need to descale it thoroughly
More example sentences
  • Wash bins, descale taps and plugholes, etc, as required.
  • Tubes supplied with an anodized surface must be descaled at the ends before welding.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning, disinfecting and descaling.



Pronunciation: /diːˈskeɪlə/
Example sentences
  • He claimed the chemical was very expensive but admitted he had mistakenly believed he was using a descaler.
  • The element in our last kettle was impervious to descaler and had started to resemble a chilly tundra.
  • In addition, formic acid is an active ingredient in commercial cleaning products, such as descalers, rust removers, and degreasers.

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