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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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