Fumigate meaning

fyo͝o'mĭ-gāt'
To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
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To employ smoke or fumes in order to exterminate or disinfect.
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To expose to the action of fumes, esp. in order to disinfect or kill the vermin in.
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To perfume.
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To employ smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
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To disinfect, purify, or rid of vermin with the fumes of certain chemicals.
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Origin of fumigate

  • Latin fūmigāre fūmigāt- to smoke fūmus smoke agere to drive, make ag- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin fumigatus, past participle of fumigare, from fūmus "smoke"
    From Wiktionary