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[fyoo-mee] /ˈfyu mi/
adjective, fumier, fumiest.
emitting or full of fumes; fumelike.
Origin of fumy
First recorded in 1560-70; fume + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Out of the fumy darkness insects dropped, stunned with light, and moved feebly on the path.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • Then they went out into the wood that was flooded with bluebells, while fumy forget-me-nots were in the paths.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • She lurched a step and stopped and swayed and looked again, battling perhaps with hints within her fumy brain of recognition.

    This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson

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