Friday, 7 January 2011 § Leave a comment

First time seeing this word from this tweet.
"@TheSingleWoman: Toxic relationships will pollute every area of your life.
Don’t hesitate. Fumigate. #TheSW"



verb \ˈfyü-mə-ˌgāt\


Definition of FUMIGATE

transitive verb

: to apply smoke, vapor, or gas to especially for the purpose of disinfecting or of destroying pests

fu·mi·ga·tion \ˌfyü-mə-ˈgā-shən\ noun

fu·mi·ga·tor \ˈfyü-mə-ˌgā-tər\ noun

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Examples of FUMIGATE

  1. All the hospital rooms had to be fumigated.
  2. We had to fumigate our apartment to get rid of the ants.

Origin of FUMIGATE

Latin fumigatus, past participle of fumigare, from fumus + -igare (akin to Latin agere to drive) — more at agent

First Known Use: 1781


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