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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.
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Noun1.fumigation - the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
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[ˌfjuːmɪˈgeɪʃən] Nfumigación f
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[ˌfjuːmɪˈgeɪʃən] ndésinfection f, désinfection f par fumigation
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[ˌfjuːmɪˈgeɪʃn] nfumigazione f
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n. fumigación, exterminación por medio de vapores.
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References in classic literature ?
However, they must keep epidemics away somehow or other, and fumigation is cheaper than soap.
I strongly advise, Doctor Masters, a thorough fumigation of the ambulance afterward."
The apartment was very far removed from the old man's chamber, but Mr Quilp deemed it prudent, as a precaution against infection from fever, and a means of wholesome fumigation, not only to smoke, himself, without cessation, but to insist upon it that his legal friend did the like.
I am not acquainted with the process which is in use, but believe that fumigation is the principal agency employed.
The stranger answered not; but, first looking back, as though to beckon to some unseen person outside, came, very deliberately, into the room, and was closely followed by a little man in brown, very much the worse for wear, who brought with him a mingled fumigation of stale tobacco and fresh onions.
Tepid water, strengthened with aromatic vinegar, for myself, and copious fumigation for my study, were the obvious precautions to take, and of course I adopted them.
He has a philanthropic motive for coming to smoke his cigar in our porch on summer evenings; he says he does it to kill the earwigs amongst the roses, with which insects, but for his benevolent fumigations, he intimates we should certainly be overrun.
In some situations, the rootstocks with reduced PRD sensitivity may markedly reduce the need for soil fumigation. Nevertheless, all site and scion cultivar factors should be considered carefully in choosing an orchard's rootstock(s).
In the morning today, 70 students of Domaili Girls High school fainted after an anti-dengue fumigation carried out by the local administration.After the incident, the students were rushed to a local hospital for treatment.In a similar incident on Thursday, 120 school girls in Jand district of Attock were rushed to the hospital following an anti-dengue fumigation at their school.
" The fumigation in the monsoon has no effect as it vapourises.
Malik Ilyas said that the DMC South is carrying out the fumigation and cleanliness drive under a coordinated policy.
9 persons became unconscious being exposed to fumigation stench .