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suffumigate

[suh-fyoo-mi-geyt]
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verb (used with object), suf·fu·mi·gat·ed, suf·fu·mi·gat·ing.
  1. to fumigate from below; apply fumes or smoke to.
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Origin of suffumigate

1580–90; < Latin suffūmigātus; see suf-, fumigate
Related formssuf·fu·mi·ga·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • At nine o'clock I placed her legs in a bath of lukewarm water, and taught her how to suffumigate.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt


British Dictionary definitions for suffumigate

suffumigate

verb
  1. (tr) to fumigate from or as if from beneath
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Derived Formssuffumigation, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin suffūmigāre, from sub- + fūmigāre to fumigate
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