disinfection

[ dis-in-fek-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪnˈfɛk ʃən /

noun

the act or process of cleansing or purifying a room, wound, item of clothing, etc., of germs that cause disease: After disinfection is complete, the treated water is reintroduced back into the river to support aquatic life, recreation, and downstream drinking water supplies.

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Origin of disinfection

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