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fumigator

[fyoo-mi-gey-ter] /ˈfyu mɪˌgeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that fumigates.
2.
a structure in which plants are fumigated to destroy insects.
Origin of fumigator
1850-1855
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; fumigate + -or2
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  • It was almost as if he had emerged from the lethal presence of the fumigator itself.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • On the whole, this gas has many advantages as a fumigator and disinfectant.

    House Rats and Mice David E. Lantz
  • The fumigator was the same as at Giessen, and it did its work well.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • The fumigator came to hand but without the engine to drive it.

  • None save a well-seasoned old smoker of tobacco can use the fumigator with impunity.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • The description of the fumigator that I constructed will vary a trifle from his, but will retain the principle.

  • I had brought home a swarm to reinforce them only the day before, and immediately united them by means of the fumigator.

  • After a few weeks, with the lice increasing every day, we raised such a row about them that the guards took us to the fumigator.

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • The accompanying figure and the following description of a fumigator are taken from Kiesenwetter.

  • The Pack Store orderlies have carried off their loot of dirty khaki tunics and trousers for the fumigator.

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