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Definition of disinfectant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disinfectant

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfektənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfektənt//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a substance that disinfects a strong smell of disinfectant Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French désinfectant ‘disinfecting’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: disinfectant