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  1. fume
    IPA[fyo͞om]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. feel, show, or express great anger:

      We simply cannot have this, she fumed the minister reportedly fumed at officials of the department
      Synonym : be furious, be enraged, be angry, seethe, smolder, simmer, boil, be livid, be incensed, bristle, be beside oneself, spit, chafe, rage, rant and rave, lose one's temper, lose control, explode, flare up, go berserk, bluster, be up in arms, be hot under the collar, be at boiling point, be all steamed up, get steamed up, get worked up, fly off the handle, foam at the mouth, raise the roof, flip one's lid, blow one's top, hit the roof, go up the wall, blow a fuse, see red, spit feathers
    • 2. emit gas, smoke, or vapor:

      fragments of lava hit the ground, fuming and sizzling
      Synonym : emit smoke, emit gas, smoke, reek
    • 3. expose (something, especially wood) to ammonia fumes in order to produce dark tints:

      the fumed oak sideboard
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: fume, 3rd person present: fumes, gerund or present participle: fuming, past tense: fumed, past participle: fumed

    • noun

      an amount of gas or vapour that smells strongly or is dangerous to inhale:

      a pungent odour of a particular thing:

    • verb

      feel, show, or express great anger:

      emit gas or vapour:

    • adjective

      feeling, showing, or expressing great anger:
    • noun

      the process of exposing wood to ammonia fumes in order to produce dark tints:
    • adjective

      feeling, showing, or expressing great anger:
    • noun

      the process of exposing wood to ammonia fumes in order to produce dark tints:
    • noun

      a ventilated enclosure in a chemistry laboratory, in which harmful volatile chemicals can be used or kept.
    • noun

      a fume cupboard.
    • noun

      a ventilated enclosure in a chemistry laboratory, in which harmful volatile chemicals can be used or kept.
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