fumigate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin fūmigātus, past participle of fūmigō, from fūmus (smoke).

Verb[edit]

fumigate (third-person singular simple present fumigates, present participle fumigating, simple past and past participle fumigated)

  1. (transitive) To disinfect, purify, or rid of vermin with the fumes of certain chemicals.
    • 2016, Ian McEwan, Nutshell, Vintage, page 87:
      ‘Pest control are coming too. They’ll be fumigating the place.’

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

fumigate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of fumigare
  2. second-person plural imperative of fumigare

Participle[edit]

fumigate

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of fumigare

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

fūmigāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of fūmigō