Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which disinfects; specifically, a device for diffusing a disinfectant in the air to purify it, or destroy contagion.
- n. A machine or apparatus for disinfecting and cleaning garments, bedding, etc., by means of hot water, steam, chemicals, or the fumes of burning materials. One type employs a steam-tight drum in which the articles are either boiled or washed by the aid of chemicals, steam, or hot water. Another form is a gas-tight closet in which the things are submitted to disinfecting fumes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, disinfects; an apparatus for applying disinfectants.
- disinfect + -or (Wiktionary)
“The ozone odor from the disinfector made Nanoannie's nose twitch.”
“I also found that my disinfector machine gets hot enough to make toast (made 3 pieces), which I ate along with eggs (3) and bacon (the whole package).”
“The method of manipulation reduces the danger of contagion to a minimum, as the clothes or bedding are placed in specially constructed sacks in the sick chamber itself, and, after being tightly closed, the sacks are removed and hung in the disinfector.”
“In country towns or villages, or even in cities, whose architectural arrangements permit, the portable disinfector can easily be drawn by one man into the courtyard or garden of any house, and the process of disinfection conducted on the spot.”
“The portable disinfector is constructed to disinfect two complete suits of clothes or one mattress.”
“The portable apparatus, as shown, for heating with gas, or even spirits of wine, can also be heated with a similar steam and hot air apparatus as the stationary disinfector.”
“The man at the disinfector (where we took our cars and blankets to be syringed after an infectious case), had had a canary given him by his "best girl" (French).”
“The air was very pure and exceedingly dry, while the constant sunshine not only kept up the spirits, but also proved the most efficient disinfector of any ground fouled to less than a serious extent.”
“The hands should receive careful attention, as otherwise the disinfector may carry infection to his home.”
“A steam disinfector is made of steel or of wrought iron, is usually cylindrical in shape, and is covered with felt, asbestos, etc. The disinfector has doors on one or both ends, and is fitted inside with rails upon which a specially constructed car can be slid in through one door and out through the other.”
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