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addaword.gifdefinition of disinsection

noun
the use of insecticide spray in passenger aircraft to prevent the spread of harmful insects and disease
The process of disinsection is required under the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on flights to and from certain destinations to prevent infectious and contagious diseases.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/12/2012 09:45:00
Definition of disinsection from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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