of food, cured or flavored by exposure to smoke; smoked.
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British Dictionary definitions for fumé
(intr) to be overcome with anger or fury; rage
to give off (fumes) or (of fumes) to be given off, esp during a chemical reaction
(tr) to subject to or treat with fumes; fumigate
Derived Formsfumeless, adjectivefumelike, adjectivefumer, nounfumingly, adverbfumy, adjective
(often plural) a pungent or toxic vapour
a sharp or pungent odour
a condition of anger
Word Origin for fume
C14: from Old French fum, from Latin fūmus smoke, vapour
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Word Origin and History for fumé
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.
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Smoke, vapor, or gas, especially if irritating, harmful, or smelly.
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