Found 2 items, similar to fume.
English → English
v 1: be mad, angry, or furious
2: emit a cloud of fine particles; “The chimney was fuming”
3: treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim
of disinfecting or eradicating pests [syn: fumigate
4: be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face [syn: reek
n : a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas [syn: smoke
English → English
(f[=u]m), n. [L. fumus; akin to Skr. dh[=u]ma smoke,
dh[=u] to shake, fan a flame, cf. Gr. qy`ein to sacrifice,
storm, rage, qy`mon, qy`mos, thyme, and perh. to E. dust: cf.
OF. fum smoke, F. fum['e]e. Cf. Dust
, n., Femerell
1. Exhalation; volatile matter (esp. noxious vapor or smoke)
ascending in a dense body; smoke; vapor; reek; as, the
fumes of tobacco.
The fumes of new shorn hay. --T. Warton.
The fumes of undigested wine. --Dryden.
2. Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of
self-control; as, the fumes of passion. --South.
3. Anything vaporlike, unsubstantial, or airy; idle conceit;
A show of fumes and fancies. --Bacon.
4. The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
To smother him with fumes and eulogies. --Burton.
5. (Metal.) Solid material deposited by condensation of
fumes; as, lead fume (a grayish powder chiefly lead
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
In a fume
, in ill temper, esp. from impatience.
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fumed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [Cf. F. fumer, L. fumare to smoke. See Fume
1. To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical
action; to rise up, as vapor.
Where the golden altar fumed. --Milton.
Whose constant cups lay fuming to his brain.
2. To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.
Keep his brain fuming. --Shak.
3. To pass off in fumes or vapors.
Their parts are kept from fuming away by their
4. To be in a rage; to be hot with anger.
He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
While her mother did fret, and her father did fume.
To fume away
, to give way to excitement and displeasure; to
storm; also, to pass off in fumes.
, v. t.
1. To expose to the action of fumes; to treat with vapors,
smoke, etc.; as, to bleach straw by fuming it with
sulphur; to fill with fumes, vapors, odors, etc., as a
She fumed the temple with an odorous flame.
2. To praise inordinately; to flatter.
They demi-deify and fume him so. --Cowper.
3. To throw off in vapor, or as in the form of vapor.
The heat will fume away most of the scent.
How vicious hearts fume frenzy to the brain!