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verb as in disinfect, ventilate

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Example Sentences

The facilities use a toxic gas called ethylene oxide to sanitize medical and dental equipment and fumigate certain food products.

Homes were ransacked, belongings were burned in an effort to fumigate the area, and the city’s anti-infection posse looted shops and took sledgehammers to windows.

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To stop the spread of fungal diseases, farmers fumigate the soil with toxic chemicals that lay waste to the land, sparing not even the beneficial microbes teeming in the earth.

When the returning B-29s touched down, teams fumigated them to dissipate the smell of burning flesh.

The English were furious, threatening terrible things if any one attempted to fumigate them.

I had to burn my blankets and fumigate my tent before I could sleep in it again, but I guess I had better shut up.

A tar-pot having been found, Mr Collinson then sent the men below, to fumigate the cabin and the forepeak.

After eating heartily, more especially after supper, they burn certain gums and herbs and fumigate themselves to produce sleep.

If green fly makes its appearance, fumigate the house; but if only a few shoots are infested, dip them in tobacco water.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fumigate, such as: decontaminate, antisepticize, circulate, deodorize, fan, and freshen.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.