- to cleanse (rooms, wounds, clothing, etc.) of infection; destroy disease germs in.
Origin of disinfect
Related Words for disinfectedsterilize, decontaminate, cleanse, sanitize, purify, fumigate, deodorize, antisepticize
Examples from the Web for disinfected
Historical Examples of disinfected
As best he could, he disinfected his other cuts and bandaged them.Creatures of Vibration
All bags and utensils should also be disinfected with this formalin solution.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study
Ontario Ministry of Education
Decaying wood is to be removed, and the area cleaned out and disinfected.The Apple-Tree
L. H. Bailey
Every other day all flat or projecting surfaces should be disinfected.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
I could not let her see you till she had been disinfected after her chill for fear she might give it to you.The Romance of His Life
- (tr) to rid of microorganisms potentially harmful to man, esp by chemical means
- To cleanse something so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms.