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English Dictionary: fume by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas [syn: smoke, fume]
  1. be mad, angry, or furious
  2. emit a cloud of fine particles; "The chimney was fuming"
    Synonym(s): fume, smoke
  3. treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests
    Synonym(s): fumigate, fume
  4. be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face
    Synonym(s): reek, fume
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fume \Fume\, n. (Metal.)
      Solid material deposited by condensation of fumes; as, lead
      fume (a grayish powder chiefly lead sulphate).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fume \Fume\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fumed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Fuming}.] [Cf. F. fumer, L. fumare to smoke. See {Fume}, n.]
      1. To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical
            action; to rise up, as vapor.
                     Where the golden altar fumed.            --Milton.
                     Silenus lay, Whose constant cups lay fuming to his
                     brain.                                                --Roscommon.
      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 pre kept from fuming away by their
                     fixity.                                             --Cheyne.
      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.
                                                                              --Sir W.
      {To tame away}, to give way to excitement and displeasure; to
            storm; also, to pass off in fumes.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fume \Fume\ (f[umac]m), n. [L. fumus; akin to Skr. dh[umac]ma
      smoke, dh[umac] 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[82]e. Cf. {Dust}, n.,
      {Femerell}, {Thyme}.]
      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;
            vain imagination.
                     A show of fumes and fancies.               --Bacon.
      4. The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
                     To smother him with fumes and eulogies. --Burton.
      {In a fume}, in ill temper, esp. from impatience.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fume \Fume\, 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!
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