from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.
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- n. An agent that kills pathogenic organisms; a disinfectant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A germicidal agent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which destroys germs; specifically, a substance capable of killing the germs, microbes, or micro-organisms of certain zymotic diseases, as cholera, or used for that purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
germ + -cide (Wiktionary)