verb (used with object), fu·mi·gat·ed, fu·mi·gat·ing.
Origin of fumigate
Related formsfu·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
Examples from the Web for fumigation
Letters from plague-ridden shores are fitted for the perusal of the uninfected by fumigation and other mysterious processes.
In Bombay 1300 rats were destroyed at one time upon a single ship and in London 1700 were secured at one fumigation.Plague|Thomas Wright Jackson
They may be destroyed by a fumigation of tobacco, in the same manner as the green fly.The American Flower Garden Directory|Thomas Hibbert
Fumigation with the acid purifies the air and walls of closed rooms.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians|William K. David
The fumigation of the byres with juniper is a charm against witchcraft.Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.|Sir James George Frazer