Fumatorium
Fumatorium Fu`ma*to"ri*um, n.; L. pl. {-ria}. [NL., fr. L. fumare, fumatum, to smoke.] An air-tight compartment in which vapor may be generated to destroy germs or insects; esp., the apparatus used to destroy San Jos['e] scale on nursery stock, with hydrocyanic acid vapor. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • fumatorium — /fyooh meuh tawr ee euhm, tohr /, n., pl. fumatoria / tawr ee euh, tohr /. an airtight structure in which plants are fumigated to destroy fungi or insects. [ < NL, equiv. to L fuma(re) to smoke (deriv. of fumus smoke) + torium TORY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • fumatorium — n. airtight structure in which plants are fumigated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fumatorium — fu·ma·to·ri·um …   English syllables

  • fumatorium — ˌfyüməˈtōrēəm noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin fumatus (past participle of fumare to smoke, from fumus smoke) + orium ory : an airtight compartment in which vapor may be generated to destroy fungous or insect pests (as on growing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ria — Fumatorium Fu ma*to ri*um, n.; L. pl. { ria}. [NL., fr. L. fumare, fumatum, to smoke.] An air tight compartment in which vapor may be generated to destroy germs or insects; esp., the apparatus used to destroy San Jos[ e] scale on nursery stock,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fumatory — Fu ma*to*ry, a. [See {Fumatorium}.] Pert. to, or concerned with, smoking. n.; pl. { ries}. A place for subjecting things to smoke or vapor. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ries — Fumatory Fu ma*to*ry, a. [See {Fumatorium}.] Pert. to, or concerned with, smoking. n.; pl. { ries}. A place for subjecting things to smoke or vapor. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fumatory — fu·ma·to·ry (fyo͞oʹmə tôr ē, tōr ē) adj. Of or relating to smoke or fumigation. n. pl. fu·ma·to·ries See fumatorium.   [From Latin fūmāre, to smoke, from fūmus, smoke.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fumigatorium — ˌfyümə̇gəˈtōrēəm noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin fumigatus + orium ory : fumatorium …   Useful english dictionary

  • fu|ma|to|ri|um — «FYOO muh TR ee uhm, TOHR », noun, plural to|ri|a « TR ee uh, TOHR ». an airtight structure in which plants are fumigated to destroy insects or fungi. ╂[< New Latin fumatorium < Latin fūmāre to smoke < fūmus smoke] …   Useful english dictionary

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