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fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt),
To expose to the action of smoke or of fumes of any kind as a means of disinfection or eradication.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]

fumigate

(fyo͞o′mĭ-gāt′)
v. fumi·gated, fumi·gating, fumi·gates
v.tr.
To subject to smoke or fumes, especially of certain chemicals, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
v.intr.
To employ smoke or fumes in order to exterminate or disinfect.

fu′mi·ga′tion n.
fu′mi·ga′tor n.

fumigate

[fyo̅o̅′migāt]
to disinfect by exposing an area or object to pesticidal smoke or fumes.

fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt)
To expose to the action of smoke or fumes as a means of disinfection or eradication.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]

fumigate

exposure to vapour with fumigant (disinfectant or pesticidal) properties as a means of disinfection; e.g. using formaldehyde to fumigate shoes and eradicate fungal spores from shoe inner

fu·mi·gate

(fyū'mi-gāt)
To expose to action of smoke or fumes of any kind to disinfect or eradicate.
[L. fumigo pp. -atus, to fumigate, fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive]
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