fumes

noun
ADJECTIVE
acrid, noxious, poisonous, toxic
diesel, exhaust, gas (AmE), petrol (BrE), traffic
paint
carbon monoxide, etc.
… OF FUMES
cloud

Clouds of toxic fumes escaped from the chemical plant.

VERB + FUMES
emit, give off, produce

The fire gave off choking fumes.

an industrial process which produces toxic fumes

breathe, breathe in, inhale
smell
FUMES + VERB
kill sb, overcome sb

A firefighter was overcome by fumes at a blaze in a plastics factory.

escape

Sometimes exhaust fumes escape into the vehicle.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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