Origin of disinfectant
Examples from the Web for disinfectant
The infection can—with copious amounts of disinfectant (bleach) and meticulous attention to detail—end there.
He stitched me up quickly, using a can of 7UP as disinfectant.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’|Bruce Riedel|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jacob Mchangama argues that, for Akkari, the Danish tradition of free speech acted as a disinfectant.
“Students should be focusing on books not disinfectant and cleaning the bathroom,” she says.
The place has that particular bar perfume of disinfectant and stale spilled beer.
Then spray thoroughly the stable and all poultry houses near with the Disinfectant, according to directions.
Sulphate of iron has many technical applications; is employed by all shoemakers, and is in common use as a disinfectant.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
By the time the last gallon was on board the disinfectant was just above the floor, but the bubbles of foam reached to the decks.A Floating Home|Cyril Ionides
Carbolic acid as ordinarily used is an antiseptic rather than a disinfectant.
The atmosphere of the place was close on account of the charcoal stove, and the barely-furnished room smelt of some disinfectant.The Stretton Street Affair|William Le Queux
1837, from French désinfectant (1816), noun use of present participle of désinfecter (see disinfect). From 1875 as an adjective.