Synonyms for Disinfect:


hose down, flush out, wash off, swill, swab. decontaminate. disinfect (noun)
fumigate, purify, clean, cleanse, sanitize, sterilize, decontaminate, purge.


clean (verb)
order, clear, sanitize, sweep, sterilize, purify, neaten, cleanse, purge, clean, launder, wash, tidy, filter, wipe, scrub.
make clean, pure (verb)
decontaminate, fumigate, purify, cleanse, sterilize, sanitize.
purify (verb)
simplify, refine.

Other synonyms:

wash off, fumigate. flush out, hose down, decontaminate. swab. swill. clean
Other relevant words:
fumigate, decontaminate.

Usage examples for Disinfect

  1. Disinfect every week until every germ is destroyed. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  2. It is intended to disinfect the water to be used in the washing process which is now to commence. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  3. But I can do my level best to disinfect my own particular corner, and make it fit for men and safe for women and kids to live and breathe in. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler