Fume meaning

fyo͝om
(rare) An outburst of anger, annoyance, etc.
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Vapor, gas, or smoke, especially if irritating, harmful, or strong.
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A strong or acrid odor.
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A gas or vapour/vapor that smells strongly or is dangerous to inhale. Fumes are solid particles formed by condensation from the gaseous state, e.g. metal oxides from volatilized metals. They can flocculate and coalesce. Their particle size is between 0.1 and 1 micron. (A micron is one millionth of a metre)

Don't stand around in there breathing the fumes while the adhesive cures.

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To rise in fumes.
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A state of resentment or vexation.
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To give off in or as if in fumes.
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To emit fumes.
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(chem.) A number of solid or liquid particles within a gas.
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To give off gas, smoke, or vapor.
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To rise up or pass off in fumes.
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To feel, show, or give way to anger, annoyance, etc.
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To expose to fumes.
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To give off as fumes.
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Smoke, vapor, or gas, especially if irritating, harmful, or smelly.
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A material that has been vaporized from the solid state to the gas state and re-coalesced to the solid state.
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Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control.

The fumes of passion.

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To emit fumes.
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To feel or express great anger.

He's still fuming about the argument they had yesterday.

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To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.
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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.

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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.

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To feel or show resentment or vexation.
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A gas, smoke, or vapor, esp. if offensive or suffocating.
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To subject to or treat with fumes.
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Anything unsubstantial or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.
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To expose something (especially wood) to ammonia fumes in order to produce dark tints.
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To pass off in fumes or vapours.
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The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
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Origin of fume

  • Middle English from Old French fum from Latin fūmus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French fum (“smoke, steam, vapour”), from Latin fūmus, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂mós (“smoke”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūw- (“to smoke, raise dust”). More at dun, dusk.

    From Wiktionary