fumes


fumes
noun
gases ejected from an engine as waste products (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑exhaust, ↑exhaust fumes
Hypernyms: ↑gas, ↑waste, ↑waste material, ↑waste matter, ↑waste product

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fumes UK [fjuːmz] US [fjumz] noun [plural]
smoke or gas that has an unpleasant smell, especially harmful smoke or gas

Traffic fumes raised pollution to record levels yesterday.

Several residents of the area were overcome by toxic fumes.

Thesaurus: products of firehyponym gaseshyponym to burn, or to start a firesynonym

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fumes [fumes] [fjuːmz] [fjuːmz] noun plural (also less frequent fume uncountable)
smoke, gas, or sth similar that smells strongly or is dangerous to breathe in

diesel/petrol/exhaust fumes

to be overcome by smoke and fumes

Clouds of toxic fumes escaped in a huge chemical factory blaze.

The body of a man was found in a

fume-filled

car yesterday.

See also:fume  
Example Bank:

Clouds of toxic fumes escaped from the chemical plant.

Sometimes exhaust fumes escape into the vehicle.

The fire gave off choking fumes.

an industrial process which produces toxic fumes

Benzene is found in car exhaust fumes.

He lit a cigarette which ignited the petrol fumes.

She was overcome by smoke and fumes.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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