Etymology
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fumigate (v.)

1520s, "scent with perfumes," back-formation from fumigation. The older verb was simply fume (c. 1400). Meaning "apply smoke or fumes to," especially for cleansing purposes, is from 1781. Related: Fumigated; fumigating; fumigatory.

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Definitions of fumigate

fumigate (v.)
treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests;
Synonyms: fume
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