fumigant

noun

fu·​mi·​gant ˈfyü-mi-gənt How to pronounce fumigant (audio)
: a substance used in fumigating

Examples of fumigant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit does not name specific incidences of children, school employees or other adults being sickened by the fumigants. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 16 Apr. 2024 Monterey County ag officials sued over farm fumigants near Latino schools. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2024 Groot said the fumigants in this case are injected into the soil, which is then placed under a plastic tarp that remains over the field for seven to 10 days until the chemicals have dissipated. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2024 Those beautiful red berries are not easy to grow and farmers tend to rely on pesticides and soil fumigants to try and ward off bugs. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 3 Apr. 2024 In Kern County — one of the most productive farming counties in the nation — the use of fertilizers and crop fumigants has resulted in numerous sources of contamination for nitrate and 1,2,3-TCP. Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2023 Phosphine has been used as a fumigant or a chemical warfare agent, but that wasn’t why Sousa-Silva was interested in it. Eva Amsen, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Used as a chemical weapon during World War I, phosphine is still manufactured as an agricultural fumigant, is used in the semiconductor industry, and is a nasty byproduct of meth labs. Nadia Drake, National Geographic, 14 Sep. 2020 Herbicides and fumigants have taken a huge toll on soil bacteria and fungi, which has yielded less nutritious, flavorful food (and grapes) over time. Lizzie Noonan, Bon Appétit, 6 Aug. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

fumig(ate) + -ant entry 1

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fumigant was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Fumigant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fumigant. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

fumigant

noun
fu·​mi·​gant ˈfyü-mi-gənt How to pronounce fumigant (audio)
: a substance used in fumigating

Medical Definition

fumigant

noun
fu·​mi·​gant ˈfyü-mi-gənt How to pronounce fumigant (audio)
: a substance used in fumigating

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