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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.

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.
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There are washers and disinfectors to remove initial contaminants and bioburden and steam, gas and chemical sterilizers to ensure that any infectious materials and organisms are destroyed or killed off.
Worldwide, Getinge Infection Control ranks among the leading providers of disinfectors and sterilizers within the healthcare and life sciences segments; and has stood for innovation and technological progress in the field of disinfection and sterilization for over 100 years.