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Definition of fumes noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[plural] (fume [uncountable])
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smoke, gas, or something similar that smells strongly or is dangerous to breathe in diesel/gas/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.
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