I suppose the sea, and the surf in the air, are disinfectants.
These, said the Arab proprietor, were English disinfectants in which the bottles were rinsed.
Disinfectants do have their uses, however, and are often essential.
It had been boiled for safety and 53 was served warm and tasted of disinfectants.
But no flame or smoke appeared, not even the vapor of the disinfectants.