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Related to fumigant: methyl bromide
Any substance used in fumigation.
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A chemical compound used in its gaseous state as a pesticide or disinfectant.
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A substance used in fumigation.
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fumigant(fū′mĭ-gănt) [L. fumigare, to make smoke]
An agent used in disinfecting a room. The substance produces fumes that are lethal to insects and rodents. Chemicals used include hydrogen cyanide gas, acrylonitrile, carbon tetrachloride, ethylene oxide, and methyl bromide.
CAUTION!All of these chemicals are highly toxic, potentially lethal, and in some cases explosive. They should be used only by persons skilled in their application.
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