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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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Past participle: fumigated
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|Verb||1.||fumigate - treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests|
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verb disinfect, cleanse, purify, sterilize, sanitize, clean out or up I'm going to fumigate the greenhouse.
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fumigate[ˈfjuːmɪgeɪt] VT → fumigar
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