- The definition of a fume is smoke or gas, or something that is not real.
- An example of a fume is smoke from a barbecue.
- An example of a fume is an imaginary friend.
- Fume is defined as to give off gas or smoke, or to show anger.
- An example of fume is for a grill to produce smoke.
- An example of fume is to show how annoyed you are at someone for something they said.
- a gas, smoke, or vapor, esp. if offensive or suffocating
- anything imaginary or without substance
- Rare anything that weakens clear thinking
- Rare an outburst of anger, annoyance, etc.
- Chem. a number of solid or liquid particles within a gas
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French fum ; from Classical Latin fumus ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dheu-, to blow, smoke, be turbid from source dull
- to give off gas, smoke, or vapor
- to rise up or pass off in fumes
- to show, or give way to, anger, annoyance, etc.
Origin: ME fumen < OFr fumer < L fumare < fumus
- to expose to fumes
- to give off as fumes
- fumingly adverb
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- Vapor, gas, or smoke, especially if irritating, harmful, or strong.
- A strong or acrid odor.
- A state of resentment or vexation.
- To subject to or treat with fumes.
- To give off in or as if in fumes.
- To emit fumes.
- To rise in fumes.
- To feel or show resentment or vexation.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French fum, from Latin fūmus.
fume - Science Definition
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