Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Treatment with disinfectant materials in order to destroy harmful microorganisms

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

  • noun treatment to destroy harmful microorganisms

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Examples

  • “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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  • “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.”

    2010 April « Mudpuddle

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

    Conservation News: Rock Snot and Felt

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

    Conservation News: Rock Snot and Felt

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

    How Safe is Your Water?

  • 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.

    Disinfectants Used To Purify Water Create Toxic By-Products | Impact Lab

  • 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.

    Chlorine Treatment Seen as Risky

  • 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.

    Chlorine Treatment Seen as Risky

  • 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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