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fumes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfumesfumes /fjuːmz/ ●●○ noun [plural] 🔊 🔊 AIRstrong-smelling gas or smoke that is unpleasant to breathe in 🔊 paint fumes
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fumes• The atmosphere was being poisoned, every green thing blighted, and every stream fouled with chemical fumes and waste.• The carbon deposit was thought to come from car exhaust fumes from a large car park close to the church.• Some scientists are concerned about long-term exposure to low levels of manganese oxides from car exhaust fumes.• Investigators concluded damaged wiring may have provided the spark that ignited fumes in the fuel tank.• Frequently, people throw water in front of their doors, and the dust gives way to mud and malodorous fumes.• A strong smell of paint fumes filled the studio.• According to the latest figures at least two youngsters die every week as a direct result of inhaling solvent fumes.

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