1. preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
Sentences with disinfectant as an adjective:
- I washed repeatedly with a disinfectant soap but I still caught the flu.
1. an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
Definition categories: man–made, agent
Sentences with disinfectant as a noun:
- The scalpels were soaked in disinfectant before the operation so disease wouldn't be spread.