fumes fumes  /ˈfjumz/


  • (n) gases ejected from an engine as waste products



  1. Its heating system tended to pump noxious fumes into the cabin.
  2. The fumes can be fatal to pet birds.
  3. But new research shows that traffic can raise your blood pressure and put your heart at risk in a more direct way by exposing you to the pollution in exhaust fumes.


  1. 5 Sickened By Chlorine Fumes at Gym

    Five people were hospitalized after getting sick from chlorine fumes at a Philadelphia gym. Photo Credit: Skyforce10
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC Philadelphia

  2. 5 Sickened By Chlorine Fumes At Northeast Philadelphia Gym

    Five people were taken to local hospitals after getting sick on chlorine fumes at a gym in Northeast Philadelphia Friday afternoon.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS Philadelphia

  3. 5 hospitalized from fumes in Northeast Philly

    Five people were taken to hospitals Friday afternoon after they became sick from chlorine fumes at a gym pool, according to the Philadelphia fire department.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Philly.com


  1. "There's an awful lot of taxicabs on the streets of New York City obviously, so it makes a real big difference," Mr. Bloomberg said. "These cars just sit there in traffic sometimes, belching fumes; this does a lot less. It's a lot better for...
    on May 22, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "That whole game I was running on fumes. If I don't get tomorrow off, I'll be running on fumes until the All-Star break," Huff said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Aubrey Huff Source: Green Bay Press Gazette

  3. "You can tell the difference between the time you fill up in the morning or night, or if you fill up in the middle of the day," said Rittenhouse, who joined one of the lawsuits. "All you have to do is look at the fumes."
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: David Rittenhouse Source: Forbes

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