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. Ure.

 

© Webster 1913.

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