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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.
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disinfectant

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

noun antiseptic, sterilizer, germicide, sanitizer Salt is a natural disinfectant.
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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
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disinfectant

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛktənt] ndésinfectant m
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disinfectant

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disinfectant

[ˌdɪsɪnˈfɛktənt] ndisinfettante m
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disinfect

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

n. desinfectante, antiséptico, esterilizante.
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disinfectant

adj & n desinfectante m
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This hospital type tuberculocidal disinfectant provides a high level of disinfection against a broad spectrum of both gram negative and gram positive microorganisms.