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Synonyms for disinfect
ˌdɪs ɪnˈfɛktdis·in·fect

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disinfect

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    Synonyms:
    brush, clean, cleanse, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wash, wipe

    Antonyms:
    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Preposition:
    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disinfectverb

    destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing

    "disinfect a wound"

    Antonyms:
    infect, taint

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disinfectverb

    Synonyms:
    deodorize, fumigate, purify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "disinfect":

    disinfected, sanitize, disinfection

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How to use disinfect in a sentence?

  1. Jose Barletta:

    It's more important than ever to wash your hands after having sexual relations, after masturbation, or virtual sex, it is important to disinfect keyboards, telephones, sex toys and whatever else you might be using, whether or not you are sharing these things with others.

  2. Mike Stone:

    I don't need to transport that patient to another area of the hospital for additional imaging and exposure to additional staff and potentially patients along the way, the fact that I can bring a handheld ultrasound system that plugs into a phone into a room, do the exam I need, get the information I need, walk out and disinfect a phone and a probe — compared to wheeling in a cart with three different probes on it, doing that same exam, getting that same information... it's really night and day.

  3. David Riggleman:

    We found that it was very difficult to disinfect and clean, we had asked for sleeping mats, which we use at Courtyard Homeless Resource Center -- and those can be disinfected easily. But there were none to be had.

  4. Youssouf Traore:

    They are accusing us of infecting the schools with Ebola and vaccinating the children, but we have never entered the schools and we have never vaccinated children, we only disinfect the homes and places where sick Ebola victims have been and then only with the permission of their family and community.

  5. Brittany Jencik:

    It was terrifying. I was a little ahead of them in the timing of it all. I was as afraid of my life as I had ever been, and not much scares me, she said, noting the illness hit her and her family like a freight train. Jencik said she and her children are now recovering and remain in isolation. Its not clear how she was initially exposed toCOVID-19. By the time the mom developed symptoms, her children had already been exposed. (iStock) EARLY SYMPTOM OF CORONAVIRUS MIGHT BE DIGESTIVE ISSUES: STUDY A friend who owns a professional cleaning service later sent a team of 12 to thoroughly disinfect their home, she said.The cleaners reportedly donned rubber hazmat suits as they cleaned the home over a two-hour period. I needed to know that I was protecting the people I love to the best extent I possibly could.


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