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[fyoo-mi-guh nt] /ˈfyu mɪ gənt/
any volatile or volatilizable chemical compound used as a disinfectant or pesticide.
Origin of fumigant
1720-30; < Latin fūmigant- (stem of fūmigāns, present participle of fūmigāre), equivalent to fūmig- (see fumigate) + -ant- -ant Unabridged
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Examples from the web for fumigant
  • Supervisors urge governor to re-examine fumigant of public comment from both sides.
  • State whether or not any fumigant or pesticide was ever released, and if so, the dates this occurred.
  • Weight of each fumigant cylinder before introduction of gas.
  • The primary source of sulfuryl fluoride in the environment is from its use as a fumigant.
  • When moving boxes, be careful that the mothballs and fumigant containers do not come loose and damage the specimens.
  • The ignitable gas cartridge has been the traditional burrow fumigant for many years.
  • Some biological, chemical and physical properties of sulfuryl fluoride as an insecticidal fumigant.
British Dictionary definitions for fumigant


a substance used for fumigating
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fumigant in Medicine

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

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