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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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