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  5  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  While  her  mother  did  fret,  and  her  father  did  fume. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  {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[=u]m),  n.  [L.  fumus;  akin  to  Skr.  dh[=u]ma  smoke, 
  dh[=u]  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['e]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 
  room 
 
  She  fumed  the  temple  with  an  odorous  flame. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
  --Montimer. 
 
  How  vicious  hearts  fume  frenzy  to  the  brain! 
  --Young. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fume 
  n  :  a  cloud  of  fine  particles  suspended  in  a  gas  [syn:  {smoke}] 
  v  1:  be  mad,  angry,  or  furious 
  2:  emit  fumes  [syn:  {smoke}] 
  3:  treat  with  fumes,  expose  to  fumes  [syn:  {fumigate}] 
  4:  be  wet  with  sweat  or  blood,  as  of  one's  face  [syn:  {reek}] 




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