Meaning of “fumes” in the English Dictionary


"fumes" in English

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fumesnoun [ plural ]

uk /fjuːmz/ us /fjuːmz/

C1 strong, unpleasant, and sometimes dangerous gas or smoke:

exhaust fumes
Petrol fumes always make me feel ill.
cigar fumes

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(Definition of “fumes” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fumes" in American English

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fumesplural noun

us /fjumz/

harmful or strong-smelling gases or smoke:

Neighbors complain about fumes from the nearby sewage treatment plant.

(Definition of “fumes” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)