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"
Definition of FUMIGATE
: 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
Examples of FUMIGATE
- All the hospital rooms had to be fumigated.
- 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