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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disinfect  \Dis`in*fect"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disinfected};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disinfecting}.] 
  To  free  from  infectious  or  contagious  matter;  to  destroy 
  putrefaction;  to  purify;  to  make  innocuous. 
 
  When  the  infectious  matter  and  the  infectious  matter 
  and  the  odoriferous  matter  are  one  .  .  .  then  to 
  deodorize  is  to  disinfect.  --Ure. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disinfect 
  v  :  destroy  microorganisms  or  pathogens  by  cleansing;  "disinfect 
  a  wound"  [ant:  {infect}] 




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