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Meaning of FUMIGATE

Pronunciation:  'fyoomu`geyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  treat with fumes, expose to fumes, esp. with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests
 

FUMIGATE is a 8 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fume
 
 See Also: process, treat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fu"mi*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fumigated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Fumigating}.] [L. fumigate, p. p. of fumigare to
fumigate, fr. fumus smoke. See {Fume}, n.]
1. To apply smoke to; to expose to smoke or vapor; to purify,
   or free from infection, by the use of smoke or vapors.

2. To smoke; to perfume. --Dryden.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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