Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of fumigating, or of using or applying smoke or fumes (as of sulphur) for various purposes, as for coloring, or for disinfecting houses, clothes, etc.
  • noun The smoke or fumes generated in fumigating; in an old use, fragrant vapor or incense raised by heat. Fumigation was formerly used as a sacrificial offering or in magical ceremonies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection.
  • noun Vapor raised in the process of fumigating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection.
  • noun Vapor raised in the process of fumigating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it

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Examples

  • Frankly we think the only thing in need of fumigation is Ted’s brain because clearly it isn’t able to handle the obvious (see below).

    Twilight Lexicon » Ted Casablanca: Multiple Personality Disorder

  • Need to have a complete blood change and brain fumigation.

    April 9th, 2004

  • After letting the pipe cool, and then filling it with a favourite blend of mingled Virginia, Perique, and Latakia, our friend asserts that he is blessed with a cool, saporous, and enchanting fumigation which is so fragrant that even his wife has remarked upon it in terms complimentary.

    Plum Pudding Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned

  • House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, pushed a "fumigation" measure to dump 750 such state workers after Blagojevich's impeachment and removal.

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  • House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, pushed a "fumigation" measure to dump 750 such state workers after Blagojevich's impeachment and removal.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, pushed a "fumigation" measure to dump 750 such state workers after Blagojevich's impeachment and removal.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • But the Senate president, Democrat John Cullerton, said earlier this month he is satisfied with Quinn's efforts and won't call the "fumigation" bill for a vote.

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  • But the Senate president, Democrat John Cullerton, said earlier this month he is satisfied with Quinn's efforts and won't call the "fumigation" bill for a vote.

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  • Quinn calls for state government 'fumigation':: CHICAGO ...

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  • Among them, particularly important to me for personal reasons, is southern Colombia, where campesinos, indigenous people and Afro-Colombians are being driven from their devastated lands by terror and chemical warfare, called here "fumigation," as if we somehow have the right to destroy other countries on pretexts that we manufacture - people capable of the most miraculous sympathy and humanity, despite the awful suffering in which we play a major role, while looking the other way - though not in Madison, thanks to the work of the Colombia support group here.

    Free Internet Press

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