verb (used with object), fumed, fum·ing.
verb (used without object), fumed, fum·ing.
- fumaric acid,
- fume cupboard,
Origin of fume
Examples from the Web for fume
In vain did the squire stamp, and fume, and demand to know what was the matter; his only answer was a fresh explosion of mirth.Sharing Her Crime|May Agnes Fleming
Ramoncito began in a fume, as if he were talking to himself.Froth|Armando Palacio Valds
Charles boldly walked away, leaving the discomfited Virginian to fume and rage alone.The Witch of Salem|John R. Musick
I can only fume and fret, and have hardly sufficient energy even to write to you.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
There was a very long silence, while the breath in their nostrils drew cold and sharp as it might have been a fume of ether.The Day's Work, Volume 1|Rudyard Kipling
Word Origin for fume
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").
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.