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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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";


[ˌfjuːmɪˈgeɪʃən] Nfumigación f


[ˌfjuːmɪˈgeɪʃən] ndésinfection f, désinfection f par fumigation


[ˌfjuːmɪˈgeɪʃn] nfumigazione f


n. fumigación, exterminación por medio de vapores.
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.
Karachi -- Employee of departmental store HAS died and eight others condition has deteriorated being exposed to pest control fumigation in a departmental store in North Nazimabad area Karachi.
Police said that the victims were exposed to a heavy stench of pest control fumigation.
KARACHI -- A continued fumigation drive is being undertaken to rid of the mosquitoes and maintained cleanliness in the area.
Method: A total of 200 samples were collected out of which 80 samples (plates as well swabs) were collected before and after formalin fumigation and 120 samples prior and after spray fogging using QUAT based compound.
Several city RWAs have purchased fumigation and spray machines and taken the responsibility to keep their localities free from dengue and chikungunya by continuous fogging and spraying medications.