Definition of degausser in English:

degausser

noun

  • See degauss

    • ‘Devices known as ‘degaussers’ are routinely used for this purpose.’
    • ‘On a DLT tape with 80GB of compressed data, an industrial strength degausser must be employed.’
    • ‘Please contact us to purchase all types of media degaussers, from hand-held models for low security data to high end security degaussers for high sensitivity magnetic media.’
    • ‘On top of that, most degaussers use external power supplies and must power down between each degaussing, slowing up the destruction process.’
    • ‘The only magnets powerful enough to scrub data from a drive platter are laboratory degaussers or those used by government agencies to wipe bits off media.’