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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
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