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"fumigate" in British English

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fumigateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfjuː.mɪ.ɡeɪt/
fumigation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌfjuː.mɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
Two ​hospitalwards have had to be ​closed for fumigation.
(Definition of fumigate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fumigateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈfju·mɪˌɡeɪt/
to ​removeharmfulinsects, ​bacteria, or ​disease, using ​chemicalgas or ​smoke: [T] We had to fumigate the ​house to get ​rid of ​cockroaches.
fumigation
noun [U]  us   /ˌfju·mɪˈɡeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of fumigate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fumigate”
in Spanish fumigar…
in Vietnamese xông khói…
in Malaysian mewasap…
in Thai รมควัน…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用毒性气体)熏蒸,烟熏(以除害虫或消毒)…
in Indonesian fumigasi, pengasapan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用毒性氣體)薰蒸,煙熏(以除害蟲或消毒)…
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