[fyoo-mi-geyt] /ˈfyu mɪˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), fumigated, fumigating.
to expose to smoke or , as in disinfecting or exterminating roaches, ants, etc.
to treat (something contaminated or infected) with fumes or smoke
late 14c., “make aromatic smoke as part of a ceremony,” from Old French fumigation, from Latin fumigationem (nominative fumigatio) “a smoking,” noun of action from past participle stem of fumigare “to smoke,” from fumus “smoke, fume” (see fume) + root of agere “to drive” (see act (n.)). Sense of “exposure (of someone or something) to aromatic fumes” is c.1400, originally as a medicinal or therapeutic treatment.
1520s, back-formation from fumigation. Related: Fumigated; fumigating.
fumigate fu·mi·gate (fyōō’mĭ-gāt’)
v. fu·mi·gat·ed, fu·mi·gat·ing, fu·mi·gates
To subject to smoke or fumes, usually in order to exterminate pests or disinfect.
[fyoo-mi-gey-ter] /ˈfyu mɪˌgeɪ tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a structure in which plants are to destroy insects.
[fyoom] /fyum/ noun 1. Often, fumes. any smokelike or vaporous exhalation from matter or substances, especially of an odorous or harmful nature: tobacco fumes; noxious fumes of carbon monoxide. 2. an irritable or angry mood: He has been in a fume ever since the contract fell through. verb (used with object), fumed, fuming. 3. to […]
noun 1. a colorless, yellowish, or brownish fuming corrosive liquid, usually prepared from nitric acid by the addition of excess nitrogen dioxide: used in organic synthesis for nitration, and as an oxidizer in liquid propellants for rockets.
noun 1. . noun, Chemistry. 1. an oily, hygroscopic, corrosive liquid, H 2 S 2 O 7 , that, depending on purity, is colorless or dark brown: used chiefly as a dehydrating agent in the manufacture of explosives and as a sulfating or sulfonating agent in the manufacture of dyes. pyrosulfuric acid (pī’rō-sŭl-fyr’ĭk) A heavy, […]