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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Fume


FUME, noun [Latin fumus.]

1. Smoke; vapor from combustion, as from burning wood or tobacco.

2. Vapor; volatile matter ascending in a dense body.

3. Exhalation from the stomach; as the fumes of wine.

4. Rage; heat; as the fumes of passion.

5. Any thing unsubstantial or fleeting.

6. Idle conceit; vain imagination.

FUME, verb intransitive [Latin fumo.]

1. To smoke; to throw off vapor, as in combustion.

Where the golden altar fumed.

2. To yield vapor or visible exhalations.

Silenus lay, whose constant cups lay fuming to his brain.

3. To pass off in vapors.

Their parts are kept from fuming away by their fixity.

4. To be in a rage; to be hot with anger.

He fret, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.

FUME, verb transitive

1. To smoke; to dry in smoke.

2. To perfume,

She fumed the temples with an od'rous flame.

3. To disperse or drive away in vapors.

The heat will fume away most of the scent.