- to expose to the action of fumes, esp. in order to disinfect or kill the vermin in
- Archaic to perfume
Origin of fumigate; from Classical Latin fumigatus, past participle of fumigare, to smoke ; from fumus, smoke (see fume) + agere, to do: see act
verbfu·mi·gat·ed, fu·mi·gat·ing, fu·mi·gates
Origin of fumigateLatin f&umacron;migare, f&umacron;migat-, to smoke : f&umacron;mus, smoke + agere, to drive, make; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present fumigates, present participle fumigating, simple past and past participle fumigated)
From Latin fumigatus, past participle of fumigare, from fūmus "smoke"