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fume

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
fume

Plural
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  1. 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 breathing the fumes while the adhesive cures.
  2. A material that has been vaporized from the solid state to the gas state and re-coalesced to the solid state.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to fume

Third person singular
fum

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to fume (third-person singular simple present fum, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. Emit fumes.
  2. Expose something (especially wood) to ammonia fumes in order to produce dark tints.
  3. To feel or express great anger.
    He's still fuming about the argument they had yesterday.

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Usage notes

  • In the sense of strong-smelling or dangerous vapor, the noun is typically plural, as in the example.

French

Verb

fume

  1. First-person singular present indicative of fumer.
  2. Third-person singular present indicative of fumer.
  3. First-person singular present subjunctive of fumer.
  4. Third-person singular present subjunctive of fumer.
  5. Second-person singular imperative of fumer.

Galician

Verb

fume

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of fumar.
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of fumar.

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