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Disinfectant   Listen
disinfectant  n.  That which disinfects, especially an agent for killing or removing the microorganisms which cause infection. Commonly used disinfectants are chlorine, sodium hypochlorite solution, hydrogen peroxide, and alcohol.

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"Disinfectant" Quotes from Famous Books

... field of inevitable failure from that of possible success. Success, however, would never be possible without that fund of energy and that latent resolve and determination which bring also faith in success. Animal optimism is a great renovator and disinfectant in the world. ...
— The Life of Reason • George Santayana

... his store, for two dollars a week. It had been occupied by big Sam, the negro shoemaker, and it was neither in order, nor did it smell very sweet. But I cleaned and aired it, and sprinkled disinfectant about that I had bought ...
— Tramping on Life - An Autobiographical Narrative • Harry Kemp

... she left him. Going home, he bathed and changed into his customary garb of smooth black, to which his rotund placidity of bearing imparted an indescribably silky finish. His discarded clothes he put, with his own hands, into an old grip, sprinkled them plenteously with a powerful disinfectant, and left orders that they be destroyed. It was a phase of Dr. Surtaine's courage that he never took useless risks, either with his own life, or (outside of business) with the ...
— The Clarion • Samuel Hopkins Adams

... house should not be allowed to drain into the cellar. Coarse coal ashes should be used to fill in around the house, on the walks, etc., to help in securing thorough drainage. Wood ashes may be used as a simple disinfectant to cover decayed organic matter. Whitewash is a good disinfectant and should be frequently used both inside and outside the house and on all out-buildings. Kerosene and creosote ...
— Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools • Ministry of Education Ontario

Words linked to "Disinfectant" :   sodium hypochlorite, bactericidal, agent, disinfect, cetrimide, germicidal, antiseptic, antimicrobial, germicide, antimicrobic

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