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  • n. Treatment with disinfectant materials in order to destroy harmful microorganisms

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of disinfecting; purification from infecting matter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Purification from infectious matter; the destruction of the contagium or germs of infectious diseases.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms


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  • If disinfection is not possible, let equipment dry completely for at least 48 hours.

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  • “Solar disinfection is an example of another measure with proven health impact that requires little capital investment on the part of end-users, and is thus appropriate for the very poor.”

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  • One of the alternatives to traditional chemical disinfection is the use of ultraviolet energy.

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  • But the process of disinfecting water with chlorine and chloramines and other types of disinfectants generates a class of compounds in the water that are called disinfection by-products.

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  • Unfortunately, public works employees and clean-water advocates rarely enjoy such a luxury, and recent debate has focused on the final step in sewage processing, chlorine disinfection, which is no longer the foregone conclusion it once was.

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  • Besides the scourge of small-pox, the colonists were afflicted grievously with other malignant distempers, -- fatal throat diseases, epidemic influenzas, putrid fevers, terrible fluxes; and as the art of sanitation was absolutely disregarded and almost unknown, as drainage there was none, and the notion of disinfection was in feeble infancy, we cannot wonder that the death-rates were high.

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  • The concern is over what are called disinfection byproducts. - Health & Fitness

  • Health Canada is now seeking a contractor to determine if the contaminants - known as disinfection byproducts - flow from the country's taps.


  • Mutation Research shows the chemicals used to treat water we drink and use in swimming pools causes a reaction with organic materials in the water that creates dangerous, cancer-causing toxins known as disinfection by-products (DBPs).

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  • In the wake of a global furor triggered by Pope Benedict XVI's decision to lift the excommunication of four traditionalist Catholic bishops, including one who cast doubt on the Holocaust, another leader in the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X has questioned whether the Nazis used gas chambers for anything other than "disinfection," and said that people who hold revisionist views on the Holocaust are not anti-Semites.

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