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disinfect

 [dis″in-fekt´]
to free from pathogenic organisms, or to render them inert.

dis·in·fect

(dis'in-fekt'),
To destroy pathogenic microorganisms in or on any substance or to inhibit their growth and vital activity.

disinfect

(dĭs′ĭn-fĕkt′)
tr.v. disin·fected, disin·fecting, disin·fects
To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of disease-carrying microorganisms: disinfect a wound.

dis′in·fec′tion n.

disinfect

[dis′infekt′]
Etymology: L, dis, apart, inficere, to infect
to eliminate many or all pathogenic microorganisms with the exception of bacterial spores.

dis·in·fect

(dis-in-fekt')
To destroy pathogenic microorganisms in or on any substance or to inhibit their growth and vital activity.

dis·in·fect

(dis-in-fekt')
To destroy pathogenic microorganisms in or on any substance or to inhibit their growth and vital activity.

disinfect

to free from pathogenic organisms, or to render them inert.
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