Definitions

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  • n. The use of insecticide for pest control; disinsectization.

Etymologies

dis- + insect + -ion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The process, which is called disinsection, is a requirement of some tropical countries including Jamaica, Cuba and Australia.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • What else could we do though apart from the official disinsection procedure that we were already following?

    Army Rumour Service

  • Saudi authorities also require that aircraft and other means of transportation arriving from areas infected with yellow fever are requested to submit a certificate indicating disinsection in accordance with the International Health Regulations..

    American Bedu

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  • Australia does this. Your welcome after a long-haul is to have the cabin crew walking down the aisles with a can in each hand spraying insecticide.

    September 1, 2008

  • This doesn't seem like it is a word at first notice, but it is used in some credible places.

    December 4, 2006

  • "To reduce the international spread of mosquitoes and other vectors, a number of countries require disinsection of all in-bound flights." - Centers for Disease Control

    December 4, 2006