Definition of disinfectant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdisənˈfektənt/


A chemical liquid that destroys bacteria.
Example sentences
  • Avoid strong odors from paint, perfume, hair spray, disinfectants, chemical cleaners, air fresheners, and glues.
  • Each vehicle was tested for contamination after cleaning using the current cleaning method of wiping down the interior with liquid disinfectants.
  • Bacteria are very sensitive to chemical disinfectants such as chlorine and iodine.


Causing the destruction of bacteria: cleansing and disinfectant products
More example sentences
  • Farm leaders joined with the Department of Agriculture in calling on the public to continue to be on the alert for the disease and to maintain disinfectant measures.
  • While nationally the epidemic is on the wane and in the latter stages it still has the potential to be spread, so I would ask everyone involved to keep up with the disinfectant procedures.
  • I drove over the foul-smelling, disinfectant bath and then past a taped-off woodland area before parking up among a surprisingly large number of cars.

Words that rhyme with disinfectant

expectant, protectant

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Syllabification: dis·in·fect·ant

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