fumigate


fumigate
Synonyms and related words:
aerate, aerify, antisepticize, aromatize, atomize, autoclave, boil, carbonate, cense, chlorinate, cleanse, decontaminate, delouse, disinfect, distill, embalm, emit, etherify, etherize, evaporate, exhale, fluidize, fractionate, freshen the air, fume, gasify, give off, hydrogenate, hygienize, incense, odorize, oxygenate, pasteurize, perfume, purify, reek, sanitate, sanitize, scent, send out, smoke, spray, steam, sterilize, sublimate, sublime, thurify, vaporize, ventilate, volatilize

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  • Fumigate — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fumigate — index decontaminate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fumigate — (v.) 1520s, back formation from FUMIGATION (Cf. fumigation). Related: Fumigated; fumigating …   Etymology dictionary

  • fumigate — disinfect, sanitize, *sterilize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fumigate — [v] disinfect, ventilate air out, antisepticize, circulate, decontaminate, deodorize, fan, freshen, purify, sanitize, sterilize, vaporize; concepts 51,60 …   New thesaurus

  • fumigate — ► VERB ▪ disinfect or purify with the fumes of certain chemicals. DERIVATIVES fumigant noun fumigation noun fumigator noun. ORIGIN Latin fumigare, from fumus smoke …   English terms dictionary

  • fumigate — [fyo͞o′mə gāt΄] vt. fumigated, fumigating [< L fumigatus, pp. of fumigare, to smoke < fumus, smoke (see FUME) + agere, to do: see ACT1] 1. to expose to the action of fumes, esp. in order to disinfect or kill the vermin in 2. Archaic to… …   English World dictionary

  • fumigate — [[t]fju͟ːmɪgeɪt[/t]] fumigates, fumigating, fumigated VERB If you fumigate something, you get rid of germs or insects from it using special chemicals. [V n] I shall fumigate the greenhouse before planting the biannuals. Derived words: fumigation… …   English dictionary

  • fumigate — UK [ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪt] / US [ˈfjumɪˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms fumigate : present tense I/you/we/they fumigate he/she/it fumigates present participle fumigating past tense fumigated past participle fumigated to treat a place or object with… …   English dictionary

  • fumigate — fumigation, n. fumigatory /fyooh mi geuh tawr ee, tohr ee, gay teuh ree/, adj. /fyooh mi gayt /, v.t., fumigated, fumigating. to expose to smoke or fumes, as in disinfecting or exterminating roaches, ants, etc. [1520 30; < L fumigatus, ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • fumigate — fu•mi•gate [[t]ˈfyu mɪˌgeɪt[/t]] v. t. gat•ed, gat•ing chem. to expose to smoke or fumes, as in disinfecting or in exterminating vermin • Etymology: 1520–30; < L fūmigātus, ptp. of fūmigāre to smoke, fumigate fu mi•ga′tion, n …   From formal English to slang