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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The minimum buffer zone distance for all fumigations is 25 feet.
In addition to the four ill family members, 37 persons who might have been exposed to methyl bromide as a result of the October 2014 or March 2015 fumigations were identified by VIDOH and ATSDR.
In five-hour fumigations with 1,000 parts per million of phosphine at 41 degrees Fahrenheit, control of western flower thrips on lettuce increased from 80% to 98% when oxygen was increased from 21% to 40%.
The small-scale study demonstrated that in 5-hour fumigations with 1,000 ppm (parts per million) phosphine at 5 [degrees]C, control of western flower thrips on lettuce increased from 80 percent to 98 percent when oxygen was increased from 21 percent to 40 percent.
The study looked at aerial fumigations in the northeastern department of Bocaya, the northern Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and the southern regions of Valle del Cauca, Putumayo, and Narino from September 2004 to March 2005.