Fumigate

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 fumigate — disinfect, sanitize, *sterilize …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    New thesaurus

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 fumigate — transitive verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Latin fumigatus, past participle of fumigare, from fumus + igare (akin to Latin agere to drive) more at agent Date: 1781 to apply smoke, vapor, or gas to especially for the purpose of disinfecting or of …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 fumigate — verb To disinfect, purify, or rid of vermin with the fumes of certain chemicals …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 fumigate — 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 f., fr. fumus, smoke, + ago, to drive] * * * fu·mi·gate fyü mə .gāt vt, gat·ed; gat·ing to apply smoke, vapor, or gas to… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 15 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 fumigate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. disinfect (see cleanness). II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. cleanse thoroughly, treat, disinfect; see purify . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. disinfect, *smoke out, poison, sanitize, sterilize …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 fumigate — fu|mi|gate [ˈfju:mıgeıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: fumigare, from fumus; FUME] to remove disease, ↑bacteria, insects etc from somewhere using chemicals, smoke, or gas >fumigation [ˌfju:mıˈgeıʃən] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 fumigate — fu|mi|gate [ fjumı,geıt ] verb transitive to treat a place or object with fumes from chemicals in order to kill bacteria or insects ╾ fu|mi|ga|tion [ ,fjumı geıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 fumigate — fu·mi·gate || fjuːmɪgeɪt v. expose to smoke or steam for the purpose of disinfecting or exterminating pests …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 fumigate — verb disinfect or purify with the fumes of certain chemicals. Derivatives fumigant noun fumigation noun fumigator noun Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as fumigation), in the sense to perfume : from L. fumigat , fumigare, from fumus smoke …

    English new terms dictionary