fuming

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fume \Fume\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Fumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fuming}.] [Cf. F. fumer, L. fumare to smoke. See {Fume}, noun]

1. To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor.

Where the golden altar fumed. --Milton.

Silenus lay, Whose constant cups lay fuming to his brain. --Roscommon.

2. To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.

Keep his brain fuming. --Shak.

3. To pass off in fumes or vapors.

Their parts are kept from fuming away by their fixity. --Cheyne.

4. To be in a rage; to be hot with anger.

He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground. --Dryden.

While her mother did fret, and her father did fume. --Sir W. Scott.

{To fume away}, to give way to excitement and displeasure; to storm; also, to pass off in fumes.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fuming \Fum"ing\, adjective Producing fumes, or vapors.

{Cadet's fuming liquid} (Chem.), alkarsin.

{Fuming liquor of Libavius} (Old Chem.), stannic chloride; the chloride of tin, {SnCl4}, forming a colorless, mobile liquid which fumes in the air. Mixed with water it solidifies to the so-called butter of tin.

{Fuming sulphuric acid}. (Chem.) Same as {Disulphuric acid}, uder {Disulphuric}.


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