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 volatilized metals. They can flocculate and coalesce. Their particle size is between 0.1 and 1 micron. (A micron is one millionth of a metre)
* T. Warton
- Don't stand around in there breathing the fumes while the adhesive cures.
A material that has been vaporized from the solid state to the gas state and re-coalesced to the solid state.
Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control.
- the fumes of new shorn hay
- the fumes of passion
Anything unsubstantial or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.
* Francis Bacon
The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
- a show of fumes and fancies
- to smother him with fumes and eulogies
To emit fumes.
- where the golden altar fumed
To expose something (especially wood) to ammonia fumes in order to produce dark tints.
To feel or express great anger.
- Silenus lay, / Whose constant cups lay fuming to his brain.
- He's still fuming about the argument they had yesterday.
* Sir Walter Scott
- He frets, he fumes , he stares, he stamps the ground.
To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.
- Her mother did fret, and her father did fume .
To pass off in fumes or vapours.
- Keep his brain fuming .
- Their parts are kept from fuming away by their fixity.
* In the sense of strong-smelling or dangerous vapor, the noun is typically plural, as in the example.
An emission of a rapid stream of bubbles.
The sound of such an emission.
- I poured a cola and waited for the fizz to settle down before topping off the glass.
A carbonated beverage.
- Evan sat back in the hot tub and listened to the relaxing fizz and pops produced by the eruption of bubbles.
- Nathan ordered an orange fizz from the soda jerk at the counter.
* (emission of bubbles) effervescence, foam, froth, head
* (sound of bubbles) bubble, fizzle, hiss, sputter
* (carbonated beverage) pop, seltzer, soda, tonic
To emit bubbles.
To make a rapid hissing or bubbling sound.
To shoot or project something moving at great velocity.
- the fizzing fuse of a bomb
, date=January 15
, author=Saj Chowdhury
, title=Man City 4 - 3 Wolves
, passage=And just before the interval, Kolarov, who was having one of his better games in a City shirt, fizzed in a cracker from 30 yards which the Wolves stopper unconvincingly pushed behind for a corner.}}
To travel at a great velocity, producing a sound caused by the speed.
, date=January 15
, author=Sam Sheringham
, title=Chelsea 2 -03 Blackburn Rovers
, passage=Terry came close to doubling Chelsea's lead when his header from Lampard's mis-hit volley fizzed inches past the upright.}}
* (emit bubbles) bubble, effervesce, foam, froth
* (make bubbling sound) fizzle, hiss, sizzle, sputter