• WordNet 3.6
    • n fumigation the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fumigation The act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection.
    • Fumigation Vapor raised in the process of fumigating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fumigation The act of fumigating, or of using or applying smoke or fumes (as of sulphur) for various purposes, as for coloring, or for disinfecting houses, clothes, etc.
    • n fumigation The smoke or fumes generated in fumigating; in an old use, fragrant vapor or incense raised by heat. Fumigation was formerly used as a sacrificial offering or in magical ceremonies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fumigation act of fumigating or of applying purifying smoke, &c., to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. fumigation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fumigāre, -ātum.


In literature:

Fumigating will kill insect life.
"Walnut Growing in Oregon" by Various
Also fumigate the fowls in their coops with steam from hot water and Pine Tar.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
The medical authorities forbade the use of old clothing until after it had been fumigated.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
That is for the purpose of fumigating them.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Fumigate when the temperature is 70 deg.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
He is then allowed to go out of the sick room which is now to be thoroughly disinfected and fumigated.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
The Archbishop, an enlightened man, was put to death by a mob for ordering the streets to be fumigated.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
Bring fire for fumigation first.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Fumigated, parboiled, scrubbed, barbered, decently clothed, "the deformed transformed" were once more presentable in civilized society.
"Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons" by Homer B. Sprague
Houses have been cleared of bugs after being thoroughly fumigated with brimstone.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard

In news:

A Chennai Corporation worker fumigates a residential area in the southern Indian city of Chennai .
The maker of the controversial strawberry fumigant methyl iodide has agreed to remove all of its products from the US market and end all sales permanently.
Director Brian Leahy today announced he'll chair a 10-member working group, funded by DPR fees, to work in concert with the California Strawberry Commission on researching alternatives to fumigants .
The work group will begin meeting this summer to developing a five-year plan for farming without fumigants by late fall.
Arysta pulls controversial fumigant from US market.
Meanwhile, the strawberry industry is teaming up with the California DPR to look for ways to reduce reliance on fumigants .
(For a more detailed look at the place of fumigants in industrial-scale fruit production, see this 2007 Grist column).
An industry effort to find ways to grow strawberries without the use of chemical fumigants - or even dirt - is getting $500,000 in state assistance.
"We really want to work with the industry to look at fumigants ," said Brian Leahy, director of the pesticide agency.
California to register fumigant .
Nobody has yet applied for a permit to fumigate local fields with methyl iodide.
She recently outlined the changes taking place in the world of soil fumigants .
Eastern Washington farmers need to be careful when fumigating soil because of unfavorable weather conditions, the state Department of Agriculture says.
Roaches crawl into raspa stand, fumigation ordered.
A Brownsville snow cone stand is ordered to fumigate after roaches turn up during an inspection report.