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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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fu•mi•ga•tor(ˈfyu mɪˌgeɪ tər)
1. a person or thing that fumigates.
2. a structure in which plants are fumigated to destroy insects.
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|Noun||1.||fumigator - someone whose job is to fumigate|
|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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