Often, fumes. any smokelike or vaporous exhalation from matter or substances, especially of an odorous or harmful nature:
tobacco fumes; noxious fumes of carbon monoxide.
an irritable or angry mood:
He has been in a fume ever since the contract fell through.
verb (used with object), fumed, fuming.
to emit or exhale, as fumes or vapor:
giant stacks fuming their sooty smoke.
to treat with or expose to fumes.
to show fretful irritation or anger:
She always fumes when the mail is late.
verb (used without object), fumed, fuming.
to rise, or pass off, as fumes:
smoke fuming from an ashtray.
to emit fumes:
The leaky pipe fumed alarmingly.
(intransitive) to be overcome with anger or fury; rage
to give off (fumes) or (of fumes) to be given off, esp during a chemical reaction
(transitive) to subject to or treat with fumes; fumigate
(often pl) a pungent or toxic vapour
a sharp or pungent odour
a condition of anger
late 14c., from Old French fum “smoke, steam, vapor, breath,” from Latin fumus “smoke, steam, fume” (source of Italian fumo, Spanish humo), from PIE *dheu- (cf. Sanskrit dhumah, Old Church Slavonic dymu, Lithuanian dumai, Old Prussian dumis “smoke,” Middle Irish dumacha “fog,” Greek thymos “spirit, mind, soul”).
c.1400, “to fumigate,” from Old French fumer, from Latin fumare “to smoke, steam,” from fumus “smoke, steam, fume” (see fume (n.)). Figurative sense of “show anger” is first recorded 1520s. Related: Fumed; fumes; fuming.
fuming fum·ing (fyōō’mĭng)
Producing or emitting smoke or vapor, as for certain concentrated nitric, sulfuric, and hydrochloric acids.
Smoke, vapor, or gas, especially if irritating, harmful, or smelly.
noun 1. a colorless, yellowish, or brownish fuming corrosive liquid, usually prepared from nitric acid by the addition of excess nitrogen dioxide: used in organic synthesis for nitration, and as an oxidizer in liquid propellants for rockets.
noun 1. . noun, Chemistry. 1. an oily, hygroscopic, corrosive liquid, H 2 S 2 O 7 , that, depending on purity, is colorless or dark brown: used chiefly as a dehydrating agent in the manufacture of explosives and as a sulfating or sulfonating agent in the manufacture of dyes. pyrosulfuric acid (pī’rō-sŭl-fyr’ĭk) A heavy, […]
- Fuming sulphuric acid
noun 1. a mixture of pyrosulphuric acid, H2S2O7, and other condensed acids, made by dissolving sulphur trioxide in concentrated sulphuric acid Also called oleum, Nordhausen acid (ˈnɔːdhaʊzən)
[fyoo-mi-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈfyu mɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ noun, plural fumitories. 1. any plant of the genus Fumaria, especially a delicate herb, F. officinalis, having finely dissected, grayish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers. /ˈfjuːmɪtərɪ; -trɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. any plant of the chiefly European genus Fumaria, esp F. officinalis, having spurred flowers and formerly […]