Simple Definition of disinfect
: to clean (something) especially by using a chemical substance that kills all germs and bacteria
computers : to remove a virus from (a computer) by using a special program
Examples of disinfect
Chemicals were added to disinfect the water.
The wound needs to be disinfected.
Origin of disinfect
Middle French desinfecter, from des- dis- + infecter to infect
First Known Use: 1598
Rhymes with disinfect
acrolect, architect, birth defect, circumspect, deselect, dialect, disaffect, disconnect, disrespect, edge effect, genuflect, grapholect, incorrect, indirect, in effect, intellect, interject, intersect, introject, introspect, lake effect, misdirect, preselect, re-collect, recollect, redirect, reelect, resurrect, retrospect, self-respect, side effect, turtlenecked, vivisect
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