Often, fumes. any smokelike or vaporous exhalation from matter or substances, especially of an odorous or harmful nature: tobacco fumes; noxious fumes of carbon monoxide.
an irritable or angry mood: He has been in a fume ever since the contract fell through.
verb (used with object), fumed, fuming.
to emit or exhale, as fumes or vapor: giant stacks fuming their sooty smoke.
to treat with or expose to fumes.
to show fretful irritation or anger: She always fumes when the mail is late.
verb (used without object), fumed, fuming.
to rise, or pass off, as fumes: smoke fuming from an ashtray.
to emit fumes: The leaky pipe fumed alarmingly.

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French fum < Latin fūmus smoke, steam, fume

fumeless, adjective
fumelike, adjective
fumer, noun
fumingly, adverb
unfuming, adjective

2. rage, fury, agitation, storm. 5. chafe, fret.
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fume (fjuːm)
1.  (intr) to be overcome with anger or fury; rage
2.  to give off (fumes) or (of fumes) to be given off, esp during a chemical reaction
3.  (tr) to subject to or treat with fumes; fumigate
4.  (often plural) a pungent or toxic vapour
5.  a sharp or pungent odour
6.  a condition of anger
[C14: from Old French fum, from Latin fūmus smoke, vapour]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. fum "smoke, steam, vapor," from L. fumus "smoke" (v.), from PIE *dhumo- (cf. Skt. dhumah, O.C.S. dymu, Lith. dumai, O.Prus. dumis "smoke," M.Ir. dumacha "fog," Gk. thymos "spirit, mind, soul"). The verb is first recorded c.1400, from O.Fr. fumer, from L. fumare "to smoke, steam;"
figurative sense of "show anger" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Fumed; fuming.
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fume   (fym)  Pronunciation Key 
Smoke, vapor, or gas, especially if irritating, harmful, or smelly.
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Example sentences
As a treacherous slog through deep, unmapped, toxic-fume-filled caverns.
Oh, how far the engine-whining, exhaust-fume-infused world of auto racing has come on the road to being green.
We had a high-efficiency fume incinerator on plant emissions.
And wait till you taste this fresh-faced fume with overtones of apple and pear.
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