: 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
- They use a strong disinfectant on the medical equipment.
- Clean the area with disinfectant.
First Known Use of DISINFECTANT
: something that kills germs
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