HyperDic: disinfect

English > 1 sense of the word disinfect:
VERBbodydisinfectdestroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing
disinfect > pronunciation
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > disinfect: 1 sense > verb 1, body
MeaningDestroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"disinfect a wound"
Narrowerantisepticizedisinfect with an antiseptic
chlorinatedisinfect with chlorine
sterilize, sterilisemake free from bacteria
Broaderclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Oppositeinfect, taintcontaminate with a disease or microorganism
Adjectivesdisinfectantpreventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
Nounsdisinfectantan agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
disinfectiontreatment to destroy harmful microorganisms

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