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fumigant

[fyoo-mi-guh nt] /ˈfyu mɪ gənt/
noun
1.
any volatile or volatilizable chemical compound used as a disinfectant or pesticide.
Origin of fumigant
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin fūmigant- (stem of fūmigāns, present participle of fūmigāre), equivalent to fūmig- (see fumigate) + -ant- -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for fumigant

fumigant

/ˈfjuːmɪɡənt/
noun
1.
a substance used for fumigating
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fumigant in Medicine

fumigant fu·mi·gant (fyōō'mĭ-gənt)
n.
A chemical compound used in its gaseous state as a disinfectant.

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