verb (used with object), fu·mi·gat·ed, fu·mi·gat·ing.
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Origin of fumigate
OTHER WORDS FROM fumigatefu·mi·ga·tion, nounfu·mi·ga·to·ry [fyoo-mi-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -gey-tuh-ree], /ˈfyu mɪ gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˌgeɪ tə ri/, adjectivesub·fu·mi·ga·tion, nounun·fu·mi·gat·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for fumigate
The peasants take equal pains in its fumigation, using various kinds of wood according to the color of leaf they wish to obtain.
His thoughts, however, seemed too deep for utterance, for he subsided quietly into a state of silent fumigation.The Wild Man of the West|R.M. Ballantyne
The Baron held up the well-known instrument of fumigation, as he spoke, in triumph.Martin Rattler|R.M. Ballantyne
And it was no wonder that at the close of the Congress the Pope at once ordered a sacred housecleaning, a divine fumigation.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
His unhosed feet protruded from the window, probably with a view to fumigation by the salt sea breeze.Under the Stars and Bars|Walter A. Clark