disinfectant

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Synonyms for disinfectant

Synonyms for disinfectant

an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms

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faecium infections have increased despite the use of alcohol disinfectants, and currently represent a leading cause of infections acquired in hospitals, said the report in the journal ScienceTranslational Medicine, noting that Enterococci account for about one in 10 cases of hospital-acquired bacterial infections around the world.
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