[ fy-mey ]
/ füˈmeɪ /
of food, cured or flavored by exposure to smoke; smoked.
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British Dictionary definitions for fumé
/ (fjuːm) /
(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
(often plural) a pungent or toxic vapour
a sharp or pungent odour
a condition of anger
fumeless, adjectivefumelike, adjectivefumer, nounfumingly, adverb
Word Origin for fume
C14: from Old French fum, from Latin fūmus smoke, vapour
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Science definitions for fumé
[ fyōōm ]
Smoke, vapor, or gas, especially if irritating, harmful, or smelly.
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