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

     

    disinfection

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfekʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsɪnˈfekʃn//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the act of cleaning something using a substance that kills bacteria recommended methods of disinfection of medical equipment
  2. 2the act of running a computer program to get rid of a computer virus a disinfection tool