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fu·mi·gate

 (fyo͞o′mĭ-gāt′)
v. fu·mi·gat·ed, fu·mi·gat·ing, fu·mi·gates
v.tr.
To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
v.intr.
To employ smoke or fumes in order to exterminate or disinfect.

[Latin fūmigāre, fūmigāt-, to smoke : fūmus, smoke + agere, to drive, make; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

fu′mi·ga′tion n.
fu′mi·ga′tor n.

fumigate

(ˈfjuːmɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
(Chemistry) to treat (something contaminated or infected) with fumes or smoke
[C16: from Latin fūmigāre to smoke, steam, from fūmus smoke + agere to drive, produce]
ˌfumiˈgation n
ˈfumiˌgator n

fu•mi•gate

(ˈfyu mɪˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
to expose to smoke or fumes, as in disinfecting or in exterminating vermin.
[1520–30; < Latin fūmigātus, past participle of fūmigāre to smoke, fumigate]
fu`mi•ga′tion, n.

fumigate


Past participle: fumigated
Gerund: fumigating

Imperative
fumigate
fumigate
Present
I fumigate
you fumigate
he/she/it fumigates
we fumigate
you fumigate
they fumigate
Preterite
I fumigated
you fumigated
he/she/it fumigated
we fumigated
you fumigated
they fumigated
Present Continuous
I am fumigating
you are fumigating
he/she/it is fumigating
we are fumigating
you are fumigating
they are fumigating
Present Perfect
I have fumigated
you have fumigated
he/she/it has fumigated
we have fumigated
you have fumigated
they have fumigated
Past Continuous
I was fumigating
you were fumigating
he/she/it was fumigating
we were fumigating
you were fumigating
they were fumigating
Past Perfect
I had fumigated
you had fumigated
he/she/it had fumigated
we had fumigated
you had fumigated
they had fumigated
Future
I will fumigate
you will fumigate
he/she/it will fumigate
we will fumigate
you will fumigate
they will fumigate
Future Perfect
I will have fumigated
you will have fumigated
he/she/it will have fumigated
we will have fumigated
you will have fumigated
they will have fumigated
Future Continuous
I will be fumigating
you will be fumigating
he/she/it will be fumigating
we will be fumigating
you will be fumigating
they will be fumigating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fumigating
you have been fumigating
he/she/it has been fumigating
we have been fumigating
you have been fumigating
they have been fumigating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fumigating
you will have been fumigating
he/she/it will have been fumigating
we will have been fumigating
you will have been fumigating
they will have been fumigating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fumigating
you had been fumigating
he/she/it had been fumigating
we had been fumigating
you had been fumigating
they had been fumigating
Conditional
I would fumigate
you would fumigate
he/she/it would fumigate
we would fumigate
you would fumigate
they would fumigate
Past Conditional
I would have fumigated
you would have fumigated
he/she/it would have fumigated
we would have fumigated
you would have fumigated
they would have fumigated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fumigate - treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"

fumigate

verb disinfect, cleanse, purify, sterilize, sanitize, clean out or up I'm going to fumigate the greenhouse.
Translations

fumigate

[ˈfjuːmɪgeɪt] VTfumigar

fumigate

[ˈfjuːmɪgeɪt] vtdésinfecter, désinfecter par fumigation

fumigate

fumigate

[ˈfjuːmɪˌgeɪt] vt (room) → suffumicare, fumigare

fumigate

vt fumigar
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