fume

To fume is to feel or express great anger. You would fume if your teacher accused you of cheating when you didn't.

As a verb, fume is usually used figuratively to mean "to feel very angry," whereas as a noun, it is used more as its Latin root fumus "smoke, steam, vapor." A strong-smelling gas, smoke or vapor is also called a fume. In cartoons, when a character is fuming, it is often drawn with fumes coming out of its ears. You may fume about the inconsiderate person who sits in the car with the engine running, spewing clouds of exhaust fumes.

Primary Meanings of fume

1.
nv
a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
emit a cloud of fine particles
2.
v
be mad, angry, or furious
3.
v
be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face
Full Definitions of fume
1

n a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas

Synonyms:
smoke
Types:
gun smoke
smoke created by the firing of guns
smother
a stifling cloud of smoke
Type of:
aerosol
a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas

v emit a cloud of fine particles

“The chimney was fuming
Synonyms:
smoke
Type of:
emit, give off, give out
give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

v treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests

Synonyms:
fumigate
Type of:
process, treat
subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
2

v be mad, angry, or furious

Type of:
experience, feel
undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
3

v be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face

Synonyms:
reek
Type of:
exudate, exude, ooze, ooze out, transude
release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

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