Simple Definition of disinfectant
: a chemical substance that is used to kill harmful germs and bacteria : a substance that disinfects something
Full Definition of disinfectant
: an agent that frees from infection; especially : a chemical that destroys vegetative forms of harmful microorganisms (as bacteria and fungi) especially on inanimate objects but that may be less effective in destroying spores
Examples of disinfectant in a sentence
They use a strong disinfectant on the medical equipment.
Clean the area with disinfectant.
First Known Use of disinfectant
DISINFECTANT Defined for Kids
Definition of disinfectant for Students
: something that kills germs
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