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[fyoo-muh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-] /ˌfyu məˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr-/
noun, plural fumatoria
[fyoo-muh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌfyu məˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
an airtight structure in which plants are fumigated to destroy fungi or insects.
Origin of fumatorium
< New Latin, equivalent to Latin fūmā(re) to smoke (derivative of fūmus smoke) + -tōrium -tory2 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for fumatorium


noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə)
an airtight chamber in which insects and fungi on organic matter or plants are destroyed by fumigation Also called fumatory
Word Origin
New Latin, from Latin fūmāre to smoke
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