verb (used with object), fumed, fum·ing.
verb (used without object), fumed, fum·ing.
Origin of fume
Synonyms for fume
Related Words for fumesexhaust, vapor, effluvium, miasma, haze, exhalation, smoke, smog, reek, stench
Examples from the Web for fumes
Contemporary Examples of fumes
To create that all-important alcohol content, the fumes are circulated out of the still into condensers.When It Comes to Great Whisky, The Size of Your Still Matters
December 9, 2014
Fumes filled the arena, engines revved, and the beastly vehicles made their way out on to the spotlight.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture
November 22, 2014
The stench of the backed-up toilets combines with the fumes of garbage fermenting in the midday sun.Israel Is Minting the Next Generation of Hate
July 30, 2014
But inhale the fumes of Republican rhetoric more deeply, and a more mind-blowing reality comes into focus.Rubio’s Wrong on Recreational Pot
May 22, 2014
She thrives on being the center of attention and fumes when anyone else steals her thunder.Michelle Obama’s Friendship Secrets
April 20, 2012
Historical Examples of fumes
For that reason, as well as because of the fumes in his brain, he did not hear the coming of the automobile.Way of the Lawless
The air was noisome with dead tobacco smoke and the fumes of stale beer.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
The fumes of the wine were mounting steadily to addle his indifferent brains.The Snare
But Thrasydaeus was laid asleep the while where the fumes of wine had overpowered him.Hellenica
Of Air infected with the fumes of burning Charcoal 129 Sect.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
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.