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fume

[fyoom] /fyum/
noun
1.
Often, fumes. any smokelike or vaporous exhalation from matter or substances, especially of an odorous or harmful nature:
tobacco fumes; noxious fumes of carbon monoxide.
2.
an irritable or angry mood:
He has been in a fume ever since the contract fell through.
verb (used with object), fumed, fuming.
3.
to emit or exhale, as fumes or vapor:
giant stacks fuming their sooty smoke.
4.
to treat with or expose to fumes.
5.
to show fretful irritation or anger:
She always fumes when the mail is late.
verb (used without object), fumed, fuming.
6.
to rise, or pass off, as fumes:
smoke fuming from an ashtray.
7.
to emit fumes:
The leaky pipe fumed alarmingly.
Origin of fume
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Old French fum < Latin fūmus smoke, steam, fume
Related forms
fumeless, adjective
fumelike, adjective
fumer, noun
fumingly, adverb
unfuming, adjective
Synonyms
2. rage, fury, agitation, storm. 5. chafe, fret.

fumé

[fy-mey] /füˈmeɪ/
adjective, French.
1.
of food, cured or flavored by exposure to smoke; smoked.
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Examples from the Web for fume
Historical Examples
  • Dumoulin was hot-blooded, noisy, unmethodical, always in a state of fuss and fume!

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • Cynthia may fret and fume and stamp, but willy-nilly I shall carry her away.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • He sat there frowning and biting his lip, and suddenly he began to fume and fret.

    Falk Joseph Conrad
  • Men fret and fuss and fume, and are for ever in haste; the toad eyes them with contempt.

  • We glare and fume and could gladly see them all maced in sunder with battle-axes.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley
  • They could only stand with lowered heads and fume and rumble.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • How did they fume, and stamp, and roar, and chafe And swear not Addison himself was safe.

    Essay on Man Alexander Pope
  • Fiorsen was standing at the window in a fume of cigarette smoke.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • He was obviously letting off the fume of long-unuttered disapprovals.

  • She put Wyvis into a fume about his honor; and so he asked me to marry him.

    A True Friend Adeline Sergeant
British Dictionary definitions for fume

fume

/fjuːm/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to be overcome with anger or fury; rage
2.
to give off (fumes) or (of fumes) to be given off, esp during a chemical reaction
3.
(transitive) to subject to or treat with fumes; fumigate
noun
4.
(often pl) a pungent or toxic vapour
5.
a sharp or pungent odour
6.
a condition of anger
Derived Forms
fumeless, adjective
fumelike, adjective
fumer, noun
fumingly, adverb
fumy, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French fum, from Latin fūmus smoke, vapour
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Word Origin and History for fume
n.

late 14c., from Old French fum "smoke, steam, vapor, breath," from Latin fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (source of Italian fumo, Spanish humo), from PIE *dheu- (cf. Sanskrit dhumah, Old Church Slavonic dymu, Lithuanian dumai, Old Prussian dumis "smoke," Middle Irish dumacha "fog," Greek thymos "spirit, mind, soul").

v.

c.1400, "to fumigate," from Old French fumer, from Latin fumare "to smoke, steam," from fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (see fume (n.)). Figurative sense of "show anger" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Fumed; fumes; fuming.

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fume in Science
fume
  (fym)   
Smoke, vapor, or gas, especially if irritating, harmful, or smelly.
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