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aerosol a liquid substance, such as an insecticide, disinfectant, deodorant, or paint, sealed in a container under pressure and dispensed as a fine spray. [1/2 definitions]
chlorine a compound of chlorine, such as sodium hypochlorite, that releases small quantities of chlorine gas when dissolved, used as bleach, a water disinfectant, and the like. [1/2 definitions]
disinfectant acting as a disinfectant. [1/2 definitions]
formaldehyde a colorless, water-soluble gas of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen, with a strong, irritating odor, used in the manufacture of various resins, dyes, and plastics and as a disinfectant and embalming agent.
phenol a poisonous white acidic compound found in the tars of wood and coal, or derived from benzene, and used primarily as a disinfectant or antiseptic. [1/2 definitions]
potassium permanganate a dark purple crystalline solid used as an oxidizing agent, astringent, antiseptic, and disinfectant.
sheep-dip any liquid disinfectant used to kill vermin in the fleece of sheep before shearing.
sulfurous acid an acid with a suffocating aroma of sulfur, occurring in solution with water or in salt form and used as a bleach, disinfectant, and reagent.