fumigate fumigate  /ˈfju mə ˌɡeɪt/


  • (v) treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests

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  1. John McCain, the party's nominee, is promising to fumigate Washington.
  2. Pressing a valve releases a bug-blasting mist that will fumigate a regulation pup tent in three seconds.
  3. In Baltimore several cans of hydrocyanic gas, used by the quarantine station to fumigate ships, were washed adrift from a storehouse.


  1. Tenants get help with brown recluse spider infestation

    An Overland Park couple living in an apartment infested with brown recluse spiders said property managers sent an exterminator to fumigate the apartment.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KMBC-TV Kansas City

  2. Red Sox hope Saltalamacchia and #8217;s power lasts

    BOSTON - When the Red Sox decided to fumigate their roster last season, shipping the sourpusses and malcontents to distant destinations, there was never any thought of including Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the passenger list.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette


  1. "I think Illinoisans want to know, 'Before you raise my cost of living, what are you going to do to clean up Illinois government? What are you going to do to reform it? What are you going to do to fumigate that government?'" House Speaker...
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Michael Madigan Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I promise you that no expense will be spared in your reconstruction," The Donald said. "We'll tent you, fumigate you and, if necessary, send in a Hazmat team to remove all the hazardous material in that toxic pool you call......a vagina!"
    on Jul 27, 2009 By: Donald Trump Source: E! Online

  3. "As long as they continue to fumigate with glyphosate, it is simply impossible for the president-elect of Ecuador to visit Bogota," Correa said.
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: Rafael Correa Source: International Herald Tribune

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