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Definition 1: an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for disinfectant in the sense of this definition

(disinfectant is a kind of ...) a substance that exerts some force or effect

(... is a kind of disinfectant ) a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant

(... is a kind of disinfectant ) an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant

Definition 2: preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for disinfectant in the sense of this definition

(disinfectant is similar to ...) thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms

"doctors in antiseptic green coats" "the antiseptic effect of alcohol" "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"

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