Origin of disinfectantFrench désinfectant
anything that disinfects; means for destroying harmful bacteria, viruses, etc.
An agent, such as heat, radiation, or a chemical, that is applied to inanimate objects to destroy, neutralize, or inhibit the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms.
Serving to disinfect.
- Referring to something that contains a disinfectant or has the properties of a disinfectant.
- I washed repeatedly with a disinfectant soap but I still caught the flu.
- A substance which kills germs and/or viruses.
- The scalpels were soaked in disinfectant before the operation so disease wouldn't be spread.
From French désinfectant