Dictionary > Fumes

Fumes

Fume
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 odourous 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)
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.
Origin: cf. F. Fumer, L. Fumare to smoke. See fume.


You will also like...

Golgi apparatus (3-D illustration)
Role of Golgi Apparatus & Endoplasmic Reticulum in Protein Synthesis

The endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus are the organelles involved in the translation step of protein synthesis a..

Pink Lotus plant on a pond
Freshwater Lentic Communities & Animals

This tutorial looks at some of the communities in freshwater lentic habitats. For instance, symbiosis occurs in a commun..

Schematic diagram of bacterial lactose operon
Gene Action – Operon Hypothesis

Learn how the way genes control and determine every aspect of the body. This lesson uses lac operon as an example. ..

..

Freshwater lake ecosystem
Freshwater Producers and Consumers

Freshwater ecosystem is comprised of four major constituents, namely elements and compounds, plants, consumers, and deco..

genes controlling growth and development
Control of Growth & Development

Control of Growth & Development tutorials look at how the genetic makeup determines the biological processes on a da..

Muscle
Muscle

Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. Learn about the different types of muscle tissues in this t..