Disinfectant

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Disinfectant

An agent that disinfects, applied particularly to agents used on inanimate objects.

Compare: antiseptic. An agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease.An agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease.Preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms.Chemicals that are used to sterilise an area.