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fumigant

[ fyoo-mi-guhnt ]
/ ˈfyu mɪ gənt /
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noun

any volatile or volatilizable chemical compound used as a disinfectant or pesticide.

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Origin of fumigant

1720–30; <Latin fūmigant- (stem of fūmigāns, present participle of fūmigāre), equivalent to fūmig- (see fumigate) + -ant--ant
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British Dictionary definitions for fumigant

fumigant
/ (ˈfjuːmɪɡənt) /

noun

a substance used for fumigating
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Medical definitions for fumigant

fumigant
[ fyōōmĭ-gənt ]

n.

A chemical compound used in its gaseous state as a disinfectant.
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