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the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
The act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection.
Vapor raised in the process of fumigating.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: fumigatio, Latin; fumigation, French; from fumigate.
Fumigations, often repeated, are very beneficial. Arbuthnot.
My fumigation is to Venus, just
The souls of roses, and red coral’s dust:
And, last, to make my fumigation good,
’Tis mixt with sparrows brains and pigeons blood. Dryden.
Fumigation is a method of pest control or the removal of harmful micro-organisms by completely filling an area with gaseous pesticides—or fumigants—to suffocate or poison the pests within. It is used to control pests in buildings (structural fumigation), soil, grain, and produce. Fumigation is also used during the processing of goods for import or export to prevent the transfer of exotic organisms. Structural fumigation targets pests inside buildings (usually residences), including pests that inhabit the physical structure itself, such as woodborers and drywood termites. Commodity fumigation, on the other hand, is also to be conducted inside a physical structure, such as a storage unit, but it aims to eliminate pests from infesting physical goods, usually food products, by killing pests within the container which will house them. Each fumigation lasts for a certain duration. This is because after spraying the pesticides, or fumigants, only the pests around are eradicated.
the act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection
vapor raised in the process of fumigating
Etymology: [Cf. F. fumigation.]
Fumigation is a method of pest control that completely fills an area with gaseous pesticides—or fumigants—to suffocate or poison the pests within. It is utilized for control of pests in buildings, soil, grain, and produce, and is also used during processing of goods to be imported or exported to prevent transfer of exotic organisms. This method also affects the structure itself, affecting pests that inhabit the physical structure, such as woodborers and drywood termites.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The application of smoke, vapor, or gas for the purpose of disinfecting or destroying pests or microorganisms.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To correct and purify an infectious or confined atmosphere, such as is often found in transports, fumigations are necessary. The materials recommended for the purpose are brimstone with saw-dust; or nitre with vitriolic acid; or common salt with the same acid.
The numerical value of fumigation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of fumigation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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Fumigation has high visibility -- high political visibility -- but we are not sure that it really is extremely effective in fighting the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
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