disinfect

verb dis·in·fect \ ˌdis-in-ˈfekt \

Definition of disinfect

transitive verb
:to free from infection especially by destroying harmful microorganisms; broadly :cleanse

disinfection

play \-ˈfek-shən\ noun

Examples of disinfect in a Sentence

  1. Chemicals were added to disinfect the water.

  2. The wound needs to be disinfected.

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Origin and Etymology of disinfect

Middle French desinfecter, from des- dis- + infecter to infect


DISINFECT Defined for English Language Learners

disinfect

verb

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

disinfect

verb dis·in·fect \ ˌdi-sᵊn-ˈfekt \

Definition of disinfect for Students

disinfected; disinfecting
:to cleanse of germs that might cause disease

Medical Dictionary

disinfect

transitive verb dis·in·fect \ ˌdis-ᵊn-ˈfekt \

medical Definition of disinfect

:to free from infection especially by destroying harmful microorganisms

disinfection

play \-ˈfek-shən\ noun


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