Definitions for fumigateˈfyu mɪˌgeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fu•mi•gateˈfyu mɪˌgeɪt(v.t.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.
to expose to smoke or fumes, as in disinfecting or in exterminating vermin.
Origin of fumigate:
1520–30; < L fūmigātus, ptp. of fūmigāre to smoke, fumigate
treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests
To disinfect, purify, or rid of vermin with the fumes of certain chemicals.
Origin: From fumigatus, past participle of fumigare, from fūmus "smoke"
to apply smoke to; to expose to smoke or vapor; to purify, or free from infection, by the use of smoke or vapors
to smoke; to perfume
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