Synonyms for fumigation

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Things that are only shown twice in the year or so, with fumigation!

It may be necessary to resort to fumigation, but this should be done by an expert.

The method most generally adopted for their destruction is fumigation with tobacco.

Spirocide is administered by means of fumigation and inhalation.

All this fumigation and manipulation is intended to act as a preventive.

His chest was weak, and the doctors ordered that sort of fumigation.

He was accompanied by a physician, who was to direct the fumigation.

As a fumigation in spasmodic asthma; in solution as an embrocation; and in powder as a substitute for gum guaiacum.

During the fumigation all articles within the room should be spread out so as to expose as great a surface as possible.

Fumigation must be resorted to in more general infestations.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "make aromatic smoke as part of a ceremony," from Old French fumigation, from Latin fumigationem (nominative fumigatio) "a smoking," noun of action from past participle stem of fumigare "to smoke," from fumus "smoke, fume" (see fume) + root of agere "to drive" (see act (n.)). Sense of "exposure (of someone or something) to aromatic fumes" is c.1400, originally as a medicinal or therapeutic treatment.

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