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disinfect (v.)

"cleanse from infection, destroy the germs or disease in," 1590s, perhaps from French désinfecter (16c.), or formed in English from dis- + infect. Related: Disinfected; disinfecting.

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Definitions of disinfect from WordNet

disinfect (v.)
destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing;
disinfect a wound
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