noun. ['ˈfjuːmz'] gases ejected from an engine as waste products.
- waste material
- waste matter
- waste product
- leaded gasoline
- unleaded gasoline
Words that Rhyme with Fumes
Example sentences of the word fumes
1. Noun, plural
Paint fumes may bring on a headache or nausea when your blood sugar is low.
These glues do not emit fumes the same way some of the other glues used on clay will.
Quotes containing the word fumes
1. I want students to engage the way a clutch on a car gets engaged: an engine can be running, making appropriate noises, burning fuel and creating exhaust fumes, but unless the clutch is engaged, nothing moves. It's all sound and smoke, and nobody gets anywhere.
- Robert L. Fried, The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide