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fume

[fyoom] /fyum/
noun
1.
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.
2.
an irritable or angry mood:
He has been in a fume ever since the contract fell through.
verb (used with object), fumed, fuming.
3.
to emit or exhale, as fumes or vapor:
giant stacks fuming their sooty smoke.
4.
to treat with or expose to fumes.
5.
to show fretful irritation or anger:
She always fumes when the mail is late.
verb (used without object), fumed, fuming.
6.
to rise, or pass off, as fumes:
smoke fuming from an ashtray.
7.
to emit fumes:
The leaky pipe fumed alarmingly.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Old French fum < Latin fūmus smoke, steam, fume
Related forms
fumeless, adjective
fumelike, adjective
fumer, noun
fumingly, adverb
unfuming, adjective
Synonyms
2. rage, fury, agitation, storm. 5. chafe, fret.
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  • fuming away and unable to keep it from spilling out no matter what the venue.
  • It has you laughing, crying and fuming in certain parts of the books.
  • Eric had to excuse himself several times to smoke a cigarette, leaving the hiring committee twiddling and fuming.
  • One or two said their significant others were fuming mad because they weren't answering texts.
  • To those not getting hired or being let go, she urges that you move on-neither wallowing nor fuming, nor hanging on hopelessly.
  • You're convinced he did it on purpose, and you start fuming.
  • Yes, lets take all those fuming polluting vehicles off the road and put up new ones.
  • You're convinced he did it on purpose, and you start fuming.
  • They obsessively stomp from site to site, from article to article, fuming and chafing to share their opinion with the world.
  • Indeed, many opposition politicians are fuming at the shoddy practices of election officials.
British Dictionary definitions for fuming

fume

/fjuːm/
verb
1.
(intransitive) 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.
(transitive) to subject to or treat with fumes; fumigate
noun
4.
(often pl) a pungent or toxic vapour
5.
a sharp or pungent odour
6.
a condition of anger
Derived Forms
fumeless, adjective
fumelike, adjective
fumer, noun
fumingly, adverb
fumy, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French fum, from Latin fūmus smoke, vapour
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Word Origin and History for fuming

fume

n.

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").

v.

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.

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fuming in Medicine

fuming fum·ing (fyōō'mĭng)
adj.
Producing or emitting smoke or vapor, as for certain concentrated nitric, sulfuric, and hydrochloric acids.

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fuming in Science
fume
  (fym)   
Smoke, vapor, or gas, especially if irritating, harmful, or smelly.
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