Definition of disinfect in English:

disinfect

Line breaks: dis|in¦fect
Pronunciation: /dɪsɪnˈfɛkt
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

disinfection

noun
More example sentences
  • Precautions for droplet infection should be instituted, including the wearing of masks and rigorous disinfection and hygiene procedures.
  • Chemicals have been used for disinfection and sterilization in the perioperative environment for decades.
  • The items should be cleaned as soon as possible after use and thoroughly dried before disinfection or sterilization.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'rid of infection'): from French désinfecter, from dés- (expressing reversal) + infecter 'to infect'.

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