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disinfectant

noun

1 disinfectant

An agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease.

synonyms: antimicrobial, antimicrobic, germicide.

Roget 652: cleanness, cleanliness etc. adj.; purity; cleaning etc. v.; purification, defecation etc. v.; purgation, lustration; ... show more

Dutch: antisepticum, desinfecteermiddel, ontsmettend middel, ontsmettingsmiddel
Polish: odka┼╝acz, odka┼╝alnik



adjective

1 disinfectant

Preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms.

synonyms: bactericidal, germicidal.

Roget 662: remedial; restorative etc. 660; corrective, palliative, healing; sanatory, sanative; prophylactic, preventative, immunizing; salutiferous etc. ... show more


Moby thesaurus: acaricide, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiseptic, bactericide, bleaching powder, bug bomb, carbamate insecticide, carbolic acid, chemosterilant, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, chlorine, cleaner, cleanser, contact poison, cresol, decontaminator, defoliant, eradicant, formaldehyde ... show more.

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