Associations to the word «Fume»


FUME, noun. A gas or vapour/vapor that smells strongly or is dangerous to inhale. Fumes are solid particles formed by condensation from the gaseous state, e.g. metal oxides from volatilized metals. They can flocculate and coalesce. Their particle size is between 0.1 and 1 micron. (A micron is one millionth of a metre)
FUME, noun. A material that has been vaporized from the solid state to the gas state and re-coalesced to the solid state.
FUME, noun. Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control.
FUME, noun. Anything unsubstantial or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.
FUME, noun. The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
FUME, verb. To emit fumes.
FUME, verb. To expose something (especially wood) to ammonia fumes in order to produce dark tints.
FUME, verb. To feel or express great anger.
FUME, verb. To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.
FUME, verb. To pass off in fumes or vapours.
FUME CUPBOARD, noun. (chemistry) A large fume hood built into the wall of a laboratory; also provides some protection from explosion.
FUME CUPBOARDS, noun. Plural of fume cupboard
FUME DATE, noun. (informal) The date on which a company (especially a start-up) runs out of money or is expected to run out of money.
FUME HOOD, noun. A ventilated compartment in which chemical procedures may be undertaken without the escape of noxious fumes into the local environment.

Dictionary definition

FUME, noun. A cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas.
FUME, verb. Be mad, angry, or furious.
FUME, verb. Emit a cloud of fine particles; "The chimney was fuming".
FUME, verb. Treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests.
FUME, verb. Be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face.

Wise words

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