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dis·in·fect

 (dĭs′ĭn-fĕkt′)
tr.v. dis·in·fect·ed, dis·in·fect·ing, dis·in·fects
To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms: disinfect a hospital room.

dis′in·fec′tion n.

disinfect

(ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛkt)
vb
(Chemistry) (tr) to rid of microorganisms potentially harmful to man, esp by chemical means
ˌdisinˈfection n
ˌdisinˈfector n

dis•in•fect

(ˌdɪs ɪnˈfɛkt)

v.t.
to cleanse of infection; destroy disease germs in.
[1590–1600; < Middle French]
dis`in•fec′tion, n.
dis`in•fec′tive, adj.
dis`in•fec′tor, n.

disinfect


Past participle: disinfected
Gerund: disinfecting

Imperative
disinfect
disinfect
Present
I disinfect
you disinfect
he/she/it disinfects
we disinfect
you disinfect
they disinfect
Preterite
I disinfected
you disinfected
he/she/it disinfected
we disinfected
you disinfected
they disinfected
Present Continuous
I am disinfecting
you are disinfecting
he/she/it is disinfecting
we are disinfecting
you are disinfecting
they are disinfecting
Present Perfect
I have disinfected
you have disinfected
he/she/it has disinfected
we have disinfected
you have disinfected
they have disinfected
Past Continuous
I was disinfecting
you were disinfecting
he/she/it was disinfecting
we were disinfecting
you were disinfecting
they were disinfecting
Past Perfect
I had disinfected
you had disinfected
he/she/it had disinfected
we had disinfected
you had disinfected
they had disinfected
Future
I will disinfect
you will disinfect
he/she/it will disinfect
we will disinfect
you will disinfect
they will disinfect
Future Perfect
I will have disinfected
you will have disinfected
he/she/it will have disinfected
we will have disinfected
you will have disinfected
they will have disinfected
Future Continuous
I will be disinfecting
you will be disinfecting
he/she/it will be disinfecting
we will be disinfecting
you will be disinfecting
they will be disinfecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disinfecting
you have been disinfecting
he/she/it has been disinfecting
we have been disinfecting
you have been disinfecting
they have been disinfecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disinfecting
you will have been disinfecting
he/she/it will have been disinfecting
we will have been disinfecting
you will have been disinfecting
they will have been disinfecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disinfecting
you had been disinfecting
he/she/it had been disinfecting
we had been disinfecting
you had been disinfecting
they had been disinfecting
Conditional
I would disinfect
you would disinfect
he/she/it would disinfect
we would disinfect
you would disinfect
they would disinfect
Past Conditional
I would have disinfected
you would have disinfected
he/she/it would have disinfected
we would have disinfected
you would have disinfected
they would have disinfected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disinfect - destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing; "disinfect a wound"
sterilise, sterilize - make free from bacteria
antisepticize - disinfect with an antiseptic; "The animals were antisepticized by the veterinarian before the operation"
chlorinate - disinfect with chlorine; "chlorinate a pool"
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
infect, taint - contaminate with a disease or microorganism

disinfect

disinfect

verb
To render free of microorganisms:
Translations
يُطَهِّر، يُعَقِّم
dezinfikovat
desinficere
fertõtlenít
sótthreinsa
dezinfekcijos priemonėdezinfekuoti
dezinficēt
dezinfikovať
dezenfekte etmekmikropları öldürmek

disinfect

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfekt] VTdesinfectar

disinfect

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛkt] vt [+ area, object] → assainir; [+ wound] → désinfecter; [+ water] → stériliser

disinfect

disinfect

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛkt] vtdisinfettare

disinfect

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

dis·in·fect

v. desinfectar, esterilizar.

disinfect

vt desinfectar
References in classic literature ?
And the blanket must be hung up in the wind; and the bed must be thoroughly disinfected, and aired with a warming-pan; and warmed with a hot-water bottle.
It was when Pierre (wearing the coachman's coat which Gerasim had procured for him and had disinfected by steam) was on his way with the old man to buy the pistol at the Sukharev market that he met the Rostovs.
Cleaned and disinfected lenses can be stored in the neutralized solution in the unopened lens case up to seven days.
All commodes, urinals, basins and vanities shall be scoured and disinfected.
Some veterans who received prostate biopsies between 1997 and 2001 at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities in 11 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico may have been treated with improperly disinfected instruments, according to VA officials.
5 miles down Division Street from a sewage treatment plant pipeline to storm-water catch basins that would serve as holding basins before the treated, disinfected effluent is pumped into its own special irrigation lines.
All of the supply components of the water supply system must be disinfected.
The water is still disinfected with chlorine as a final precaution,.
Call to disinfect THE Commandments call for all vehicles to be cleansed and thoroughly disinfected when leaving farms, particularly tyres and wheel-arches.
Linda Williams, HSE chief agricultural inspector, said: "Since April one person has been killed and another seriously injured in falls through roofs on farms being disinfected.
lHorseboxes to be washed and disinfected before leaving through wheel-bath.