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fumigant

[fyoo-mi-guh nt]
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noun
  1. 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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Related Words for fumigant

detergent, deodorant, purifier, soap, cleanser, cosmetic, disinfectant, abrasive, cathartic, suds, polish, antiseptic, purgative, lather, fumigant, scourer, fumigator, antiperspirant, abstergent, deodorizer

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Historical Examples of fumigant

  • The strength at which this fumigant is used is one part in 800 parts of water, and is applied as a spray.

    Garden Pests in New Zealand

    D. Miller


British Dictionary definitions for fumigant

fumigant

noun
  1. a substance used for fumigating
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fumigant in Medicine

fumigant

(fyōōmĭ-gənt)
n.
  1. A chemical compound used in its gaseous state as a disinfectant.
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