HyperDic: disinfectant

English > 2 senses of the word disinfectant:
NOUNartifactdisinfectant, germicide, antimicrobic, antimicrobialan agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
ADJECTIVEalldisinfectant, bactericidal, germicidalpreventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
disinfectant > pronunciation
Soundsdihsihnfeh'ktahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > disinfectant: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpreventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms.
Synonymsbactericidal, germicidal
BroaderantisepticThoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms
Spanishbactericida, desinfectante, germicida
Catalanbactericida, desinfectant, germicida
Nounsdisinfectantan agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
Verbsdisinfectdestroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing
English > disinfectant: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease.
Synonymsgermicide, antimicrobic, antimicrobial
NarrowercetrimideA cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
sodium hypochloriteAn unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
BroaderagentA substance that exerts some force or effect
Spanishbactericida, desinfectante, germicida
Catalanbactericida, desinfectant, germicida
Adjectivesdisinfectantpreventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
Verbsdisinfectdestroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing

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