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Negative ConnotationPlay
When 'fume' describes smoke or gas, it often implies something harmful or unpleasant. SlideI couldn't breathe due to the toxic fumes from the fire.
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Environmental ContextPlay
Often used in discussions about pollution or environmental issues. SlideActivists protested against the harmful fumes affecting the local wildlife.
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Visual ImageryPlay
The word can create a strong image of visible vapors escaping from a source. SlideAs the volcano erupted, it spewed fumes into the sky.