Synonyms of fume in English:


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1‘a liquid which fumes in moist air’

emit smoke, emit gas, smoke
archaic reek

2‘I am absolutely fuming that our young people are missing out again’

be furious, be enraged, be angry, seethe, smoulder, simmer, boil, be livid, be incensed, bristle, be beside oneself, spit, chafe
rage, rant and rave, lose one's temper, lose control, explode, flare up, go berserk, bluster
informal be up in arms, be hot under the collar, be at boiling point, be all steamed up, get steamed up, get worked up, fly off the handle, foam at the mouth, raise the roof, flip one's lid, blow one's top, hit the roof, go up the wall, blow a fuse, see red
British informal spit feathers


1fumes‘a fire giving off toxic fumes’

smoke, vapour, gas, exhalation, exhaust, effluvium, pollution
archaic miasma

2fumes‘her perfume overpowered the tobacco fumes’

smell, stink, reek, stench, odour
British informal pong, niff, whiff, hum
Scottish informal guff
North American informal funk
rare fetor, malodour, mephitis