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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISINFECTION

This is a very important fact in the disinfection of the air.

Therefore, with the body, chemical means for disinfection must be employed.

This, in the most general sense, is what is meant by disinfection.

Disinfection was first ordained by Gian Visconti, in Milan, in 1399.

After disinfection, the hands should be washed in plain water and soap.

This would make the disinfection of the room difficult and tedious.

All these "catching" diseases are germ diseases, which disinfection can eliminate.

Prompt removal of the disease and disinfection of the center.

Finally the floor was cleared, and the place closed up for disinfection.

Hence cold cannot be considered a practical means for disinfection.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, perhaps from French désinfecter (16c.), or formed in English from dis- + infect. Related: Disinfected; disinfecting.

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