fumes : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  gases ejected from an engine as waste products
  • n  a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
  • v  be mad, angry, or furious
  • v  emit a cloud of fine particles
  • v  treat with fumes, expose to fumes, especially with the aim of disinfecting or eradicating pests
  • v  be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face

  • Forty-two people were hospitalized in Yokahama after inhaling unidentified noxious fumes in two separate incidents investigators believe may have been inspired bythe deadly Tokyo .
  • Its heating system tended to pump noxious fumes into the cabin.
  • The fumes can be fatal to pet birds.
News & Articles


  • Michael Bloomberg in Wall Street Journal
    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...
  • Aubrey Huff in Green Bay Press Gazette
    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.
  • David Rittenhouse in Forbes
    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."

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