Definitions for fumigateˈfyu mɪˌgeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fu•mi•gateˈfyu mɪˌgeɪt(v.t.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.

  1. to expose to smoke or fumes, as in disinfecting or in exterminating vermin.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of fumigate:

1520–30; < L fūmigātus, ptp. of fūmigāre to smoke, fumigate


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fumigate, fume(verb)

    treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests


  1. fumigate(Verb)

    To disinfect, purify, or rid of vermin with the fumes of certain chemicals.

  2. Origin: From fumigatus, past participle of fumigare, from fūmus "smoke"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fumigate(noun)

    to apply smoke to; to expose to smoke or vapor; to purify, or free from infection, by the use of smoke or vapors

  2. Fumigate(noun)

    to smoke; to perfume


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