verb (used with object), fu·mi·gat·ed, fu·mi·gat·ing.
- fume cupboard,
- fuming nitric acid
Origin of fumigate
Examples from the Web for fumigate
The boys light torches at the new fire and run to fumigate the pastures.Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.|Sir James George Frazer
Honora would have liked to fumigate the house; and yet, at the same time, she thanked her stars for it.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
Same time you can keep on fetching brush to fumigate your cat hole.Into the Primitive|Robert Ames Bennet
It will not be agreeable to fumigate the room or rooms, or even to have the smell of tobacco near the house from this cause.The American Flower Garden Directory|Thomas Hibbert
What, for Miss Pavey to look horrors, and want to fumigate the house, after the advent of such a social leper?The Vicar's People|George Manville Fenn
Word Origin for fumigate
1520s, back-formation from fumigation. Related: Fumigated; fumigating.