Fume vs Fumelike - What's the difference?
As a verb fume
As an adjective fumelike is
resembling a fume or some aspect of one.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
Resembling a fume or some aspect of one.