disinfect

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From Middle French desinfecter.

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disinfect (third-person singular simple present disinfects, present participle disinfecting, simple past and past participle disinfected)

  1. To sterilize by the use of cleaning agent.
    • 2020 November 4, Paul Bigland, “At no point have I felt unsafe...”, in Rail, page 47:
      An on-board cleaner passes through, disinfecting every grabrail and handhold as they pass.

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