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For only the Gentiles were allowed to receive the disinfectant.

A Disinfectant is an agent which destroys germs of infection.

A disinfectant is therefore an antiseptic, but an antiseptic may not be a disinfectant.

A deodorant is not necessarily a disinfectant, nor is every disinfectant a deodorant.

Empty and wash them immediately, and keep some disinfectant in them.

Disinfectant may be used in the same way when it is thought to be needed.

It is also used in solution as a preservative and as a disinfectant.

The action is probably to prevent the penetration of the disinfectant.

Any agent which is used to destroy microrganisms is called a disinfectant.

Bits of charcoal in the water are helpful if a deodorizer or disinfectant is needed.

WORD ORIGIN

1837, from French désinfectant (1816), noun use of present participle of désinfecter (see disinfect). From 1875 as an adjective.

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