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fumed

[fyoomd] /fyumd/
adjective
1.
darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia fumes, as oak and other wood.
Origin of fumed
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; fume + -ed2

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
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.
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  • Dick paddled and fumed and splashed water and got more excited.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • If any one (except my father) had called me a fool for my pains, how I should have fired and fumed!

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Mr. Bartlett, the passenger, had been on time and had fumed and fretted at the delay.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I thrashed him while he fumed and foamed, and cursed and swore.

  • There was no excuse for their heartless conduct, he fumed indignantly.

    Steve and the Steam Engine Sara Ware Bassett
  • When their supply was exhausted they raged and fumed until they secured more.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
British Dictionary definitions for fumed

fumed

/fjuːmd/
adjective
1.
(of wood, esp oak) having a dark colour and distinctive grain from exposure to ammonia fumes

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 fumed

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").

fume

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