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Meaning & Definition of Disinfectant in English

English

Disinfectant

/dɪsɪnfɛktənt/

noun

1. An agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

    synonym:
  • disinfectant
  • ,
  • germicide
  • ,
  • antimicrobic
  • ,
  • antimicrobial

adjective

1. Preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms

    synonym:
  • bactericidal
  • ,
  • disinfectant
  • ,
  • germicidal

Examples of using

Effective use of disinfectant is an important subject in relation to infection control in hospitals.