Meaning of fume

fume

Pronunciation: (fym), [key]
— n., v., fumed, fum•ing.
—n.
  1. Often,any smokelike or vaporous exhalation from matter or substances, esp. 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.
—v.t.
  1. to emit or exhale, as fumes or vapor: giant stacks fuming their sooty smoke.
  2. to treat with or expose to fumes.
  3. to show fretful irritation or anger: She always fumes when the mail is late.
—v.i.
  1. to rise, or pass off, as fumes: smoke fuming from an ashtray.
  2. to emit fumes: The leaky pipe fumed alarmingly.

fu•mé

Pronunciation: (fy-mā'), [key]
— adj. French.
  1. smoked.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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