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fumigate

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verb fu·mi·gate \ˈfyü-mə-ˌgāt\

Simple Definition of fumigate

  • : to remove germs, insects, etc., from (a room or building) with smoke or gas that destroys them

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fumigate

fumigated

fumigating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to apply smoke, vapor, or gas to especially for the purpose of disinfecting or of destroying pests

fumigation

play \ˌfyü-mə-ˈgā-shən\ noun

fumigator

play \ˈfyü-mə-ˌgā-tər\ noun

Examples of fumigate in a sentence

  1. All the hospital rooms had to be fumigated.

  2. We had to fumigate our apartment to get rid of the ants.



Origin and Etymology of fumigate

Latin fumigatus, past participle of fumigare, from fumus + -igare (akin to Latin agere to drive) — more at agent


First Known Use: 1781


Medical Dictionary

fumigate

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transitive verb fu·mi·gate \ˈfyü-mə-ˌgāt\

Medical Definition of fumigate

fumigated

;

fumigating

  1. :  to apply smoke, vapor, or gas to especially for the purpose of disinfecting or of destroying pests

fumigation

\ˌfyü-mə-ˈgā-shən\play noun

fumigator

\ˈfyü-mə-ˌgāt-ər\play noun



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