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This invention provides a disinfectant composition which is suited to the disinfection of confined spaces such as the interior of an ambulance or the like. It is prepared extemporaneously by blending a highly concentrated alcohol with glutaraldehyde and a buffer solution such as an aqueous solution of diethanolamine. This composition containing 65 to 80% of alcohol and 2 to 4% of glutaraldehyde exhibits a strong and lasting disinfectant effect. The invention further provides a method for space disinfection which comprises atomizing and spraying this disinfectant composition by means of a high-pressure gas such as pressurized carbon dioxide gas.