fume n : a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas [syn: smoke]
1 be mad, angry, or furious
2 emit a cloud of fine particles; "The chimney was fuming" [syn: smoke]
3 treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests [syn: fumigate]
4 be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face [syn: reek]
- A gas or vapour/vapor that smells strongly or is
dangerous to inhale.
Fumes are solid particles formed by condensation from the gaseous
state, e.g. metal oxides from volatised metals. They can flocculate
and coalesce. Their particle size is between 0.1 and 1 micron. (A
micron is one millionth of a metre)
- Don't stand around in there with breathing the fumes while the adhesive cures.
- A material that has been vaporized from the solid state to the gas state and re-coalesced to the solid state.
A gas or vapour/vapor that smells strongly or is dangerous to inhale
A material that has been vaporized from the solid state to the gas state and re-coalesced to the solid state
Expose something (especially wood) to ammonia fumes in order to produce dark tints
- In the sense of strong-smelling or dangerous vapor, the noun is typically plural, as in the example.
Fume and fumes can mean:
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