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Topic: CLEANING


disinfect

verb
     
dis‧in‧fect [transitive]
1DHCMD to clean something with a chemical that destroys bacteria:
First use some iodine to disinfect the wound.
Disinfect the area thoroughly.
2TD to run a special computer program to get rid of a computer virus
WORD FOCUS: clean WORD FOCUS: clean
wash with soap and water
wipe
with a damp cloth
brush
with a brush to remove the dirt
polish
by rubbing with a cloth
scrub
by rubbing hard
sweep
with a broom
mop
with water and a mop (a tool with a long handle)
vacuum
also hoover British English with a machine that sucks up dust
disinfect
using chemicals to kill germs
cleanse
to clean your skin using a special cream
rinse
to put water on to remove dirt or soap
dust
to remove dust, for example with a cloth


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