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 in a sentence
Chemicals were added to disinfect the water.
The wound needs to be disinfected.
Origin and Etymology of disinfect
Middle French desinfecter, from des- dis- + infecter to infect
First Known Use: 1598
DISINFECT Defined for Kids
Definition of disinfect for Students
: to cleanse of germs that might cause disease
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