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English definition of “fumigate”

fumigate

verb [I/T]    /ˈfju·mɪˌɡeɪt/
to remove harmful insects, bacteria, or disease, using chemical gas or smoke: [T] We had to fumigate the house to get rid of cockroaches. fumigation    /ˌfju·mɪˈɡeɪ·ʃən/ noun [U]
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