transitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
- to expose to the action of fumes, esp. in order to disinfect or kill the vermin in
- Archaic to perfume
Origin of fumigatefrom 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 fūmigāre fūmigāt- to smoke fūmus 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"