ADJ. acrid, choking, dangerous, noxious, poisonous, toxic | diesel, exhaust, petrol, traffic | cooking | petrol, solvent | carbon monoxide, sulphurous, etc.
QUANT. cloud Clouds of toxic fumes escaped from the chemical plant.
VERB + FUMES give off, produce The fire gave off choking fumes. an industrial process which produces toxic fumes | breathe (in), inhale
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.