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 fuming
Fuming Iranian officials blamed the United States and United Kingdom for backing the militants, and Pakistan for inaction.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Leonid, the owner of the hotel, whom we had met in the restaurant the night before, was fuming.For Ukrainians on Holiday, the Carpathians Are the New Crimea|Vijai Maheshwari|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Durbin, in particular, was fuming when he left the meeting, according to a knowledgeable source.Congress Cooperates, Obama Pushes Hard, and Closing Gitmo Has a Chance|Daniel Klaidman|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I screamed that at him, I was fuming mad, that if I was a cartoon you could actually see me blowing smoke out of my ears.50 Shades of Fall TV: New Girl, Scandal, and More Television Fan Fiction|Amy Zimmerman|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As the gatekeeper to Battery Park, Mike will likely have to deal with hundreds of fuming tourists each day.
Fuming he searched afield for cigarettes and found them at his elbow.Kenny|Leona Dalrymple
I threw it into the fuming nitrous acid to assay it, and there arising a little effervescence, I added distilled water thereon.Buffon's Natural History. Volume X (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
He stamped up and down the narrow chamber like a caged wild beast, fuming and raging.The Disputed V.C.|Frederick P. Gibbon
Schomberg walked about swearing and fuming for the purpose of screwing his courage up to the sticking point.Victory|Joseph Conrad
I had not taken time to purchase one: the train was fuming and threatening the belated passengers with a series of false starts.
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.