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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
Where the golden altar fumed. --Milton.
Whose constant cups lay fuming to his brain.
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 are kept from fuming away by their
4. To be in a rage; to be hot with anger.
He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
While her mother did fret, and her father did fume.
To fume away, to give way to excitement and displeasure; to
storm; also, to pass off in fumes.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: (of wood) darkened or colored by exposure to ammonia
fumes; "fumed oak"
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