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v. fu·mi·gat·ed, fu·mi·gat·ing, fu·mi·gates
To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
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.


(ˈfyu mɪˌgeɪ tər)

1. a person or thing that fumigates.
2. a structure in which plants are fumigated to destroy insects.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fumigator - someone whose job is to fumigate
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
2.fumigator - a device that generates a gas for the purpose of disinfecting or eradicating pests
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
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These are foul, and I'll take them--if I am not first tempted to break the head of Mr Dolls with the fumigator.
On August 21, the Cordoba Criminal Chamber found one producer and one fumigator guilty of contamination and affecting the health of the population.
Included in the APHIS proposal is a new fumigation fee of $375, which the fumigator would collect from the importer at the time of treatment.
During the past decade, advances in techniques and technology (laminar air flow operation theatres, Automated UV operation theatre sterilization, Automated fumigator systems, and ultrasound instrument cleaning system and flash autoclaves have made surgical environment bio free and increases the quantity of sterile units available for the procedures instantaneously) have led to major changes in cataract surgical practice patterns.
During the 1930s, chemical methods to control citrus pests were tested in a large fumigator at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside.
Remove all plant debris from the greenhouse and burn a sulphur candle fumigator to kill off pests.
But the new president kicked over the narcotics beehive with neither a fumigator nor protective netting on hand.
He worked full-time as a fumigator for the Department of Agriculture and worked in agriculture during his vacations.
The woman observed many bugs in the house and showed them to a fumigator, who identified them as triatomines.
an exterminator was really a fumigator, so I thought, "Hey, I just got here and they're already coming to do me in
One man in his early 20s had worked only six weeks as a fumigator in a greenhouse before he came down with what he called "the flu.