vairākau

vairākau, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Treat (with medicine, etc.), fumigate, etc.

Nāku i vairākau i tōna maki.
I treated his disease;

‘Ē toru marama tō te taote vairākau‘anga i tōna rima.
The doctor was treating his hand for three months;

Kua vairākau‘ia te ‘ānani i mua ake ka panapana‘ia ai.
The oranges were gassed before being debuttoned;

Kua vairākau‘ia te rīpine.
The spool/film has been developed.

2. Medicine (general term), disinfectant, antiseptic, insecticide.

Ko te vairākau tēnā i orā ai tōku mare.
That is the medicine which cured my cough;

Mō‘ina vairākau mata,
bottle of eye lotion;

Kua pāmu‘ia ā roto i te ‘are ki te vairākau.
The interior of the house was sprayed with disinfectant;

Taramu vairākau tōmāti,
drum of tomato spray. Vairākau ‘akangote, suppurative poultice, ointment, etc. Vairākau mate, poison. Vairākau mare, cough medicine. Vairākau parai, ointment, liniment. Vairākau piua, antipyretic, Vairākau tāpiri, compress (ointment, etc.).

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