fumatorium

[fyoo-muh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-]

noun, plural fu·ma·to·ri·a [fyoo-muh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌfyu məˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.

an airtight structure in which plants are fumigated to destroy fungi or insects.

Nearby words

  1. fumarate,
  2. fumariaceous,
  3. fumaric,
  4. fumaric acid,
  5. fumarole,
  6. fumatory,
  7. fumble,
  8. fume,
  9. fume cupboard,
  10. fumed

Origin of fumatorium

< New Latin, equivalent to Latin fūmā(re) to smoke (derivative of fūmus smoke) + -tōrium -tory2

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British Dictionary definitions for fumatorium

fumatorium

noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)

an airtight chamber in which insects and fungi on organic matter or plants are destroyed by fumigationAlso called: fumatory

Word Origin for fumatorium

New Latin, from Latin fūmāre to smoke

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