fumi-, fum-

(Latin: smoke, vapor)

effumation (s) (noun), effumations (pl)
The action of converting into fumes or vapor; an emitted vapor.
effume (verb), effumes; effumed; effuming
To puff or to breathe out smoke.
enfume (verb), enfumes; enfumed; enfuming
To expose to the action of smoke.
  1. To give a smoky taste to (wine).
  2. To dry in smoke (infumate).
  3. To make dingy or obscure with smoke.
  4. To blind someone as with smoke.
fumacious (adjective), more fumacious, most fumacious
Referring to the process of smoking; hence, relating to being fond of smoking; addicted to smoking.
Fumaria officinalis; earth smoke
1. A delicate European herb with grayish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers; formerly used as a medicine: "Fumaria officinalis are parts that are used from flowering parts and leaves that were used as laxatives, diuretic, epidermal maladies, and biliary disease."
2. Etymology: from the 14th century via Old French fumeterre from medieval Latin fumus terrae, "smoke of the earth"; because of its grayish foliage.

The "smoky" or "fumy" origin of its name is also said to come from the translucent color of its flowers, giving them the appearance of smoke or of hanging in smoke, as well as the slightly gray-blue haze color of its foliage, which was thought to resemble smoke coming from the ground.

fumaric
A widely occurring organic acid, extracted from fumitory plant as a white crystallline substance and produced artificially in many ways, as by the distillation of malic acid; boletic acid.

It is found also in the lichen, Iceland moss, and hence was also called lichenic acid.

fumarium (s) (noun), fumaria (pl)
A place for smoking; a smoke chamber: "Recently there was a Public Health law enacted that restaurants had to build a fumarium to protect non-smokers and to accommodate their customers who wanted to smoke."
fumarole, fumerole (s) (noun); fumaroles, fumeroles (pl)
A volcanic hole or vent in the surface of the earth through which vapor (steam and hot gasses) is emitted; a smoke-hole; "Fumaroles are found on or near volcanoes; especially, in areas where volcanic activity is in its later stages."
fumarolic (adjective) (not comparable)
Descriptive of belonging to a fumarole; formed by a fumarole.
fumator (s) (noun), fumators (pl)
Someone who deceives others or who throws up a smoke screen.
fumatorium (s) (noun), fumatoria (pl)
An air-tight compartment in which vapor may be generated to destroy germs or insects; especially, the apparatus used to destroy fungus scale on nursery stock, with hydrocyanic acid vapor.
fumatory (s) (noun), fumatories (pl)
A place set apart for smoking tobacco products.
fume (s) (noun), fumes (pl)
1. The volatile matter produced by and usually accompanying combustion; such as, smoke from burning wood, leaves, tobacco, etc.
2. Odorous smoke (e.g. that of incense, tobacco, etc.).
3. Something used or prepared for producing aromatic vapor.
4. Odor or odorous exhalation (either fragrant or offensive) emitted from a substance, flower, etc.: "The smokestack fumed in great black billows."
5. The vapor given off by acids and volatile substances; said especially of exhalations or vapors that are irritating, harmful, smelly, stifling, etc.
6. In a figurative sense, something comparable to smoke or vapor as being unsubstantial, transient, imaginary, etc.
7. Exhalation from the stomach; as the fumes of wine.
8. Rage; heat; as the fumes of passion.
9. Any thing unsubstantial or fleeting; for example, idle conceit or vain imagination.
fume (verb), fumes; fumed; fuming
1. To smoke; to throw off vapor, as in combustion: "Where the golden altar fumed."
2. To say something in an angry way: "The workers fumed that the company made changes without consulting or even letting them know what was about to happen."
3. To produce and to pass off smoke and fumes in vapors: "The volcano was fuming thick, black smoke."
4. To be in a rage; to be hot with anger: "He's fuming at not being invited to the party last night."
5. To disperse or to drive away in vapors. "The heat will fume away most of the scent."
fumid (adjective), more fumid, most fumid
Relating to a vaporous or smokey situation.

Capno or smoke words. See other related smoke pages at this capno- unit.


Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "smoke, smoking": atmido-; capno; Capnomania & Fumimania, Pt. 1; Capnophobia & Fumiphobia, Pt. 1; nebula-; typho-.