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English definition of “fumigate”

fumigate

verb [T] uk   /ˈfjuː.mɪ.ɡeɪt/ us  
to use poisonous gas to remove harmful insects, bacteria, disease, etc. from somewhere or something: We had to fumigate the cellar to get rid of cockroaches.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
fumigation
noun [U] uk   /ˌfjuː.mɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us  
Two hospital wards have had to be closed for fumigation.Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
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