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disinfect

To remove the virus code that has attached itself to a legitimate file. Sometimes, the antivirus program cannot untangle the code, and the infected file has to be deleted. See quarantine.
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lVehicles to be washed and disinfected before leaving through approved wheel-bath.
Do not use cabins or other enclosed shelters that are rodent infested until they have been appropriately cleaned and disinfected.