Fumigate Definition

fumigated, fumigates, fumigating
fumigated, fumigates, fumigating
To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
American Heritage
To expose to the action of fumes, esp. in order to disinfect or kill the vermin in.
Webster's New World
To perfume.
Webster's New World

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

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