Definition and Meanings for fume

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Fume is ranked 14,441 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of fume

noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

Etymology of fume

l. fumus; akin to skr. dh smoke, dh 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. cf. dust, n., femerell, thyme cf. f. fumer, l. fumare to smoke. see fume, n.pos

Meaning of fume

as noun, noun

  • exhalation; volatile matter (esp. noxious vapor or smoke) ascending in a dense body; smoke; vapor; reek; as, the fumes of tobacco.
  • rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control; as, the fumes of passion.
  • anything vaporlike, unsubstantial, or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.
  • the incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
  • solid material deposited by condensation of fumes; as, lead fume (a grayish powder chiefly lead sulphate).

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

  • to smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor.
  • to be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.
  • to pass off in fumes or vapors.
  • to be in a rage; to be hot with anger.

as transitive verb

  • 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 room.
  • to praise inordinately; to flatter.
  • to throw off in vapor, or as in the form of vapor.
  • No antonyms for fume

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