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.
When the infectious matter and the infectious matter and the odoriferous matter are one . . . then to deodorize is to disinfect.
© Webster 1913.