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fumigate

[ fyoo-mi-geyt ]
/ 藞fyu m瑟藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), fu路mi路gat路ed, fu路mi路gat路ing.
to expose to smoke or fumes, as in disinfecting or exterminating roaches, ants, etc.
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Origin of fumigate

First recorded in 1520鈥30; from Latin f奴mig膩tus, past participle of f奴mig膩re 鈥渢o smoke, fumigate,鈥 equivalent to f奴m(us) 鈥渟moke鈥 + -ig膩re, combining form of agere 鈥渢o drive, do鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM fumigate

fu路mi路ga路tion [fyoo-mi-gey-shuhn], /藢fyu m瑟藞ge瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounfu路mi路ga路to路ry [fyoo-mi-guh-tawr-ee, -gey-tuh-ree], /藞fyu m瑟 g蓹藢t蓴r i, -藢ge瑟 t蓹 ri/, adjectiveun路fu路mi路gat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fumigate

fumigate
/ (藞fju藧m瑟藢伞e瑟t) /

verb
to treat (something contaminated or infected) with fumes or smoke

Derived forms of fumigate

fumigation, nounfumigator, noun

Word Origin for fumigate

C16: from Latin f奴mig膩re to smoke, steam, from f奴mus smoke + agere to drive, produce
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Medical definitions for fumigate

fumigate
[ fy艒艒m沫-g膩t鈥 ]

v.
To subject to smoke or fumes, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.

Other words from fumigate

fu鈥瞞i鈥ation n.
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