Disinfect Dis`in*fect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disinfected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disinfecting}.] To free from infectious or contagious matter; to destroy putrefaction; to purify; to make innocuous. [1913 Webster]

When the infectious matter and the infectious matter and the odoriferous matter are one . . . then to deodorize is to disinfect. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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