Fume - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fjuːm|  American pronunciation of the word fume
Brit.  |fjuːm|  British pronunciation of the word fume

noun

- a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas (syn: smoke)

verb

- be mad, angry, or furious
- emit a cloud of fine particles (syn: smoke)
- treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests (syn: fumigate)
- be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face (syn: reek)

Examples

She's still fuming about not being invited to the party.

We sat there waiting for him, fuming with anger at the delay.

“They made these changes without even asking our opinion,” one employee fumed.

The volcano was fuming thick black smoke.

Sometimes his head gets a little hot with the fumes of patriotism.

All the passengers were fuming at the delay.

She sat in the car, silently fuming about what he'd said.

'You've no right to be here,' he fumed.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fume
he/she/it: fumes
present participle: fuming
past tense: fumed
past participle: fumed
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