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
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
DISINFECT Defined for Kids
Definition of disinfect for Students
: to cleanse of germs that might cause disease
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