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fume



Pronunciation: (fyOOm), [key]
n., v., fumed, fum•ing.


n.
1. Often, fumes. 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.
smoked.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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