Definitions

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  • v. To fumigate from below.
  • v. To apply fumes or smoke to the parts of, as to the body in medicine; to fumigate in part.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To apply fumes or smoke to the parts of, as to the body in medicine; to fumigate in part.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To apply fumes or smoke to, as to the body in medical treatment.

Etymologies

Latin suffumigatus, past participle of suffumigare to fumigate from below. See sub-, and fumigate. (Wiktionary)

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  • See vaporizer

    In the 1950s Vicks VapoRub was combined with hot water vapor to suffumigate patients with bronchitis.

    January 30, 2008

  • from The Free Dictionary:
    v. t. 1. To apply fumes or smoke to the parts of, as to the body in medicine; to fumigate in part.

    January 30, 2008