disinfectant disinfectant  /dɪs ɪn ˈfɛk tənt/


  1. (n) an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
  2. (adj) preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms


  1. After marking the laugh lines and creases around Weissman's mouth with a rust-colored disinfectant, she steps out of her high-heeled pumps to get the angle right and sets to work.
  2. The hospital had no drugs, disinfectant, syringes, IV drips or soap.
  3. These spores are hardy little things, resistant to sunlight, heat and disinfectant.


  1. Water treatment temporarily changing

    Greenville Utilities is temporarily changing the disinfectant used in its water treatment process beginning June 17 through July 29. GUC will use chlorine rather than chloramines during this period of time, according to a news release.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Daily Reflector

  2. Cherwell Supports Pharmig Disinfectant Implementation Seminar

    'How to successfully implement a disinfectant into the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Cosmetics & NHS Industries' Seminar, 20th June 2013 Bicester, UK – Cherwell Laboratories will be exhibiting their range of specialist products for environmental monitoring and process validation at Pharmig's "How to successfully implement a disinfectant into the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Cosmetics & NHS ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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  1. Reid said: "As President Obama has said on several occasions, sunlight is the best disinfectant," said Reid. "The American people are entitled to a thorough examination of what went wrong. The men and women who we appoint to this commission...
    on Jul 15, 2009 By: Harry Reid Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs (blog)

  2. "Sunshine being the best disinfectant, transparency itself is a form of supervision," Han said.
    on Jan 27, 2007 By: Han Zheng Source: Forbes

  3. Former Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis said it best: "Sunlight is the best disinfectant."
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Louis Brandeis Source: Towerlight

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