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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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Intended for home use, UviCube dries and disinfects baby bottles, mobile phones, toys and other personal items and electronics that cannot be exposed to heat or moisture.
The G10VPL is designed to disinfect and rinse one endocavity probe, while the G14KAL disinfects two probes at once.
launched Kemphos 2001, a chlorinated alkaline powder (pink or white) detergent that cleans, disinfects, whitens and deodorizes.