disinsection

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EtymologyEdit

dis- +‎ insect +‎ -ion

NounEdit

disinsection (uncountable)

  1. (air travel) The use of insecticide for pest control; disinsectization.
    • 1949, World Health Organization, Report on the 1st- Session May 10-15, p. 19:
      6.2.3.2.2. For aircraft having pressurized cabins, the disinsection of cabins and annexes, cockpit and annexes, is to be carried out after the embarkation of passengers and crew and the closing of the doors and windscreen[.]

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 19:38