Meaning of “disinfect” in the English Dictionary

"disinfect" in British English

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disinfectverb [ T ]

uk /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈfekt/ us /ˌdɪs.ɪnˈfekt/

(Definition of “disinfect” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disinfect" in American English

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disinfectverb [ T ]

us /ˌdɪs·ɪnˈfekt/

to clean by using chemicals to kill bacteria that cause disease

(Definition of “disinfect” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)