disinfect disinfect  /dɪs ɪn ˈfɛkt/


  • (v) destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing

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  1. Here are seven sweet-smelling ways to disinfect.
  2. The federal Aquatic Invasive Species Act, passed in 1990, requires ships to disinfect their ballast before discharging it, but critics say its standards aren't tough enough.
  3. For their part, the Browns note that the team has previously used a special anti-staph agent to disinfect the locker room, weight room and other places where players gather.


  1. 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com Targets Country Clubs with Toxic-Free Vapor Steam Cleaner

    Steam Vapor System Qualifies as a Disinfection Device for the EPA, Making It More Suitable Than Traditional Hard-Surface Disinfectants for Many Private Club Settings Including Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/LadybugVaporSteamCleaners/GreenCleaningChemicalFree/prweb10818930.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Cambridge Health Alliance Study Demonstrates that Xenex Disinfection System Significantly Reduces Operating Room ...

    A new study conducted at Cambridge Health Alliance , a Harvard Medical School Teaching Affiliate, demonstrated that pulsed xenon ultraviolet light disinfection can significantly decrease Operating Room contamination of surfaces and air.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com to Target Resort Hotels with Chemical-Free Vapor Steam Cleaner Technology

    The Commercial-Grade Ladybug Tekno 2350 Steam Vapor Sanitization System qualifies as a disinfection device for the EPA, making it more suitable than traditional hard-surface disinfectants for many resort hotel settings. (PRWeb June 08, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Ladybug/VaporSteamCleaners/prweb10812685.htm
    on June 8, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "I agree with Gov. Quinn that in the end, we should fully disinfect our sewage water," Kirk said. "That's not the case now."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mark Kirk Source: NBC Chicago (blog)

  2. The 411-8 vote gave momentum to the bill (S 1) that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said would "drain the swamp that is Washington, DC, to let the sunlight disinfect the Congress."
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: New York Times

  3. "A whole raft of medical studies have shown that hospital personnel wash or disinfect their hands in fewer than half the instances they should," Dubner said. "And doctors are the worst offenders, more lax than either nurses or aides."
    on Oct 26, 2006 By: Stephen J Dubner Source: ABC News

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