fume
fume (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. fum "smoke, steam, vapor, breath," from L. fumus "smoke, steam, fume" (Cf. It. fumo, Sp. humo), from PIE *dheu- (Cf. Skt. dhumah, O.C.S. dymu, Lith. dumai, O.Prus. dumis "smoke," M.Ir. dumacha "fog," Gk. thymos "spirit, mind, soul"). The verb is first recorded c.1400, "to fumigate," from O.Fr. fumer, from L. fumare "to smoke, steam;" figurative sense of "show anger" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Fumed; fumes; fuming.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Where the golden altar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] She fumed the temple with an odorous flame.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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