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disinfectant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disinfectant  \Dis`in*fect"ant\,  n. 
  That  which  disinfects;  an  agent  for  removing  the  causes  of 
  infection,  as  chlorine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disinfectant 
  adj  :  preventing  infection  by  inhibiting  the  growth  or  action  of 
  microorganisms  [syn:  {bactericidal},  {germicidal}] 
  n  :  an  agent  (as  heat  or  radiation  or  a  chemical)  that  destroys 
  disease-carrying  microorganisms  [syn:  {germicide},  {antimicrobic}, 
  {antimicrobial}] 




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