from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of fume.
  • adj. that fumes
  • adj. very angry

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing fumes, or vapors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Smoking; fumigation.
  • n. Fume; idle conceit; vain fancy.
  • n. Irritated excitement; anger.
  • n. The process of subjecting oak or other wood used in furniture to the fumes of ammonia, in order to give it an appearance of age.
  • n. In photography, the process of exposing albuminized paper to the fumes of ammonia, which makes the paper print a trifle more quickly and gives it a purple tone.


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  • But what gets people like Kastel fuming is the fact that big dairy farms produce tons of pollution in the form of manure and methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide -- gases blamed for warming the planet.

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  • Since these are both fairly obvious, time spent fuming is wasted: Nobody who thinks Reid’s statement is plainly false needs to be convinced to be upset about it, and nobody who thinks it’s true will think it’s anything to be upset about.

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  • MORRONE: It ` s a technique called fuming (ph), and you use cyanide gas to bring the prints out.

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  • The Mail reports that Brown was left "fuming" by Darling's intervention, and there's much talk of a rift between the PM and his Chancellor.

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  • “Corby voters 'fuming' over Phil Hope's expenses claims”

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  • Donald Trump is "fuming" at his brother Robert, who is currently in the middle of a divorce battle with wife Blaine, for failing to arrange a prenuptial agreement and for using ex-wife Ivana's old divorce lawyer, Robert Cohen.

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  • The model and radio presenter was "fuming" after Holby City actor Chambers made it through to the last programme, her father said last night.

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  • I can understand why Lisa was upset and "fuming" because Tom was actually popular with the public, what with bringing personality to his dancing and not seeming so self satisfied and falsly grateful.

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  • The "fuming", if there is any, is coming from the Hillary! campaign.

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  • Conservative leader Michael Howard is also brought into the fray, "fuming".

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