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fume

fume

 
 
pronunciation:
fyum
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often pl.) a vapor, smoke, odor, or the like, esp. one that is disagreeable or unhealthful.
synonyms:
discharge, effluvium, emission, haze, miasma, reek, smog
similar words:
cloud, exhalation, fog, gas, odor, smoke, vapor, waft
definition 2: an irritated state; angry mood.
He left the discussion in a fume.
synonyms:
fret, snit
similar words:
anger, fit, rage, stew, storm
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fumed, fumes, fuming
definition 1: to give off or exhale (an odor, smoke, vapor, or the like).
synonyms:
discharge, emit, exhale
similar words:
belch, exude, vaporize, waft
definition 2: to expose to or treat with fumes.
We are fuming the house to kill roaches.
synonyms:
fog, fumigate, gas
similar words:
smoke, treat
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to display irritation or anger.
She fumed whenever the insult was mentioned.
synonyms:
bristle, seethe, steam
similar words:
anger, boil, broil, chafe, fret, simmer, stew, storm
definition 2: to emit vapor, smoke, or odors.
The old furnace is fuming.
synonyms:
gas, reek, smoke
similar words:
belch, discharge, fog, smell, smolder, stink
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