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dis·in·fec·tant

 (dĭs′ĭn-fĕk′tənt)
n.
An agent, such as heat, radiation, or a chemical, that is applied to inanimate objects to destroy, neutralize, or inhibit the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms.
adj.
Serving to disinfect.

disinfectant

(ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛktənt)
n
(Chemistry) an agent that destroys or inhibits the activity of microorganisms that cause disease

dis•in•fect•ant

(ˌdɪs ɪnˈfɛk tənt)

n.
1. any chemical agent used chiefly on inanimate objects to destroy or inhibit the growth of harmful organisms.
adj.
2. serving as a disinfectant.
[1830–40; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disinfectant - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry diseasedisinfectant - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
cetrimide - a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
sodium hypochlorite - an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
Adj.1.disinfectant - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganismsdisinfectant - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
antiseptic - thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"

disinfectant

noun antiseptic, sterilizer, germicide, sanitizer Salt is a natural disinfectant.
Translations
مُبِيدُ الـجَرَاثِيممُبيد للجَراثيم، مُطَهِّر
dezinfekční prostředek
desinfektionsmiddeldesinficeringsmiddel
desinfiointiaine
dezinfekcijsko sredstvo
fertõtlenítõszer
sótthreinsunarefni
消毒剤
소독제
dezinfekčný prostriedok
razkužilo
desinfektionsmedel
สารที่ใช้ฆ่าเชื้อโรค
dezenfektanmikrop öldürücü
chất tẩy uế

disinfectant

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfektənt] Ndesinfectante m

disinfectant

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛktənt] ndésinfectant m

disinfectant

disinfectant

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛktənt] ndisinfettante m

disinfect

(disinˈfekt) verb
to destroy disease- causing germs in. This sink should be disinfected regularly.
ˌdisinˈfectant noun
a substance that destroys germs.

disinfectant

مُبِيدُ الـجَرَاثِيم dezinfekční prostředek desinfektionsmiddel Desinfektionsmittel απολυμαντικό desinfectante desinfiointiaine désinfectant dezinfekcijsko sredstvo disinfettante 消毒剤 소독제 ontsmettingsmiddel desinfeksjonsmiddel środek dezynfekujący desinfetante дезинфицирующее средство desinfektionsmedel สารที่ใช้ฆ่าเชื้อโรค dezenfektan chất tẩy uế 消毒剂

dis·in·fec·tant

n. desinfectante, antiséptico, esterilizante.

disinfectant

adj & n desinfectante m
References in classic literature ?
I've covered her with oil-cloth--best American oilcloth, and put the sheet over that, and four jars of disinfectant, on account of the smell--as they did at Moscow--you remember?
To you, my dear Summerlee, belongs the honour--posthumous, alas, but none the less unique--of having given a name to the universal destroyer, the Great Gardener's disinfectant.
All the rooms were painted alike, in salmon-colour with a high dado of maroon; and there was in them an odour of disinfectants, mingling as the afternoon wore on with the crude stench of humanity.
There was a faint and not unpleasant smell of disinfectants.
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