Examples of disinfect in a Sentence
Chemicals were added to disinfect the water.
The wound needs to be disinfected.
Recent Examples of disinfect from the Web
The staff disinfected rooms daily with an ammonium cleaning solution, and after a patient wasdischarged, the room was cleaned with bleach.
There’s evidence that the chlorine necessary to disinfect water in our municipal treatment systems can increase the rate of birth defects and certain cancers.
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Origin and Etymology of disinfect
Middle French desinfecter, from des- dis- + infecter to infect
First Known Use: 1598
DISINFECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disinfect for English Language Learners
: 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
DISINFECT Defined for Kids
Definition of disinfect for Students
: to cleanse of germs that might cause disease
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