Disinfect definition

dĭsĭn-fĕkt
To destroy the harmful bacteria, viruses, etc. in or on; sterilize.
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To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms.

Disinfect a hospital room.

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To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms.

Disinfect a wound.

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To sterilize by the use of cleaning agent such as bleach.
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Origin of disinfect

  • From Middle French desinfecter

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