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Disinfect vs. Fumigate

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Disinfectverb

To sterilize by the use of cleaning agent.

Fumigateverb

(transitive) To disinfect, purify, or rid of vermin with the fumes of certain chemicals.

Disinfectverb

To free from infectious or contagious matter; to destroy putrefaction; to purify; to make innocuous.

‘When the infectious matter and the infectious matter and the odoriferous matter are one . . . then to deodorize is to disinfect.’;

Fumigateverb

To apply smoke to; to expose to smoke or vapor; to purify, or free from infection, by the use of smoke or vapors.

Disinfectverb

destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing;

‘disinfect a wound’;

Fumigateverb

To smoke; to perfume.

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Fumigateverb

treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests

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