transitive verb suf·fumigate \(ˌ)sə+\

Definition of suffumigate

  1. :  to fumigate from below :  send fumes upward upon

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Origin and Etymology of suffumigate

Latin suffumigatus, past participle of suffumigare to fumigate from below, from sub- + fumigare to fumigate

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