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fume

Occupational medicine A solid suspension resulting from condensation of the products of combustion. See Inhalant Vox populi verbTo be in the midst of a mental mini-meltdown.
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I would sometimes awake to see the great writer in his underwear, warming his backside in the glow of his hazardously fumy gas stove.
It will blow smoke in your face--elegant spirals of fumy scholarship, but smoke nonetheless.
They checked out Portland, which routes its city buses onto its mall, creating a fumy din during commute hours.