Definition of fumigate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fumigate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fumigate
BrE BrE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪt//
 
he / she / it fumigates
BrE BrE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪts//
 
past simple fumigated
BrE BrE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
past participle fumigated
BrE BrE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form fumigating
BrE BrE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfjuːmɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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fumigate something to use special chemicals, smoke or gas to destroy the harmful insects or bacteria in a place to fumigate a room Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘to perfume’): from Latin fumigat- ‘fumigated’, from the verb fumigare, from fumus ‘smoke’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fumigate