- to cleanse (rooms, wounds, clothing, etc.) of infection; destroy disease germs in.
Origin of disinfect
Related Words for disinfectiondistillation, sterilization, washing, sanitation, purification, freshness, purity, cleanliness, hygiene, regeneration, purgation, absolution, atonement, forgiveness, grace, rebirth, redemption, refinement, ablution, purge
Examples from the Web for disinfection
Historical Examples of disinfection
This is a very important fact in the disinfection of the air.
Therefore, with the body, chemical means for disinfection must be employed.
This, in the most general sense, is what is meant by disinfection.
Disinfection was first ordained by Gian Visconti, in Milan, in 1399.The Task of Social Hygiene
After disinfection, the hands should be washed in plain water and soap.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
- (tr) to rid of microorganisms potentially harmful to man, esp by chemical means
Word Origin and History for disinfection
- To cleanse something so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms.