noun \-ˈfek-tənt\

: 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


  1. They use a strong disinfectant on the medical equipment.
  2. Clean the area with disinfectant.

First Known Use of DISINFECTANT



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