Simple Definition of fumigate
: to remove germs, insects, etc., from (a room or building) with smoke or gas that destroys them
Examples of fumigate in a sentence
All the hospital rooms had to be fumigated.
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
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