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English verb: disinfect

1. disinfect (body) destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing

SamplesDisinfect a wound.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)clean, make clean

Narrower (hyponym)antisepticize, chlorinate, sterilise, sterilize

Antonymsinfect, taint

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