Meaning of disinfectant

dis•in•fect•ant

Pronunciation: (dis"in-fek'tunt), [key]
— n.
  1. any chemical agent used chiefly on inanimate objects to destroy or inhibit the growth of harmful organisms.
—adj.
  1. serving as a disinfectant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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