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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
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 fumigants

fumigant

/ˈfjuːmɪɡənt/
noun
1.
a substance used for fumigating
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fumigants 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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Encyclopedia Article for fumigants

fumigant

any volatile, poisonous substance used to kill insects, nematodes, and other animals or plants that damage stored foods or seeds, human dwellings, clothing, and nursery stock. Soil fumigants are sprayed or spread over an area to be cultivated and are worked into the soil to control disease-causing fungi, nematodes, and weeds

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