Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Full-hearted adjective Full of courage or confidence. Shak.

Full-hot adjective Very fiery. Shak.

Full-manned adjective Completely furnished wiith men, as a ship.

Full-orbed adjective Having the orb or disk complete or fully illuminated; like the full moon.

Full-sailed adjective Having all its sails set,; hence, without restriction or reservation. Massinger.

Full-winged adjective
1. Having large and strong or complete wings. Shak.

2. Ready for flight; eager. [ Archaic] Beau. & Fl.

Fulling noun The process of cleansing, shrinking, and thickening cloth by moisture, heat, and pressure.

Fulling mill , a mill for fulling cloth as by means of pesties or stampers, which alternately fall into and rise from troughs where the cloth is placed with hot water and fuller's earth, or other cleansing materials.

Fullmart noun See Foumart . B. Jonson.

Fullness noun The state of being full, or of abounding; abundance; completeness. [ Written also fulness .]

"In thy presence is fullness of joy."
Ps. xvi. 11.

Fullonical adjective [ Latin fullonicus , from fullo a cloth fuller.] Pertaining to a fuller of cloth. [ Obsolete] Blount.

Fully adverb In a full manner or degree; completely; entirely; without lack or defect; adequately; satisfactorily; as, to be fully persuaded of the truth of a proposition.

Fully committed (Law) , committed to prison for trial, in distinction from being detained for examination.

Syn. -- Completely; entirely; maturely; plentifully; abundantly; plenteously; copiously; largely; amply; sufficiently; clearly; distinctly; perfectly.

Fulmar (fŭlmär) noun [ Icelandic fūlmār . See foul , and Man a gull.] (Zoology) One of several species of sea birds, of the family Procellariidæ , allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well-known species are the arctic fulmar ( Fulmarus glacialis ) (called also fulmar petrel , malduck , and mollemock ), and the giant fulmar ( Ossifraga gigantea ).

Fulminant adjective [ Latin fulminans , present participle of fulminare to lighten: confer French fulminant .] Thundering; fulminating. [ R.] Bailey.

Fulminate intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fulminated ; present participle & verbal noun Fulminating .] [ Latin fulminatus , past participle of fulminare to lighten, strike with lightning, from fulmen thunderbolt, from fulgere to shine. See Fulgent , and confer Fulmine .]
1. To thunder; hence, to make a loud, sudden noise; to detonate; to explode with a violent report.

2. To issue or send forth decrees or censures with the assumption of supreme authority; to thunder forth menaces.

Fulminate transitive verb
1. To cause to explode. Sprat.

2. To utter or send out with denunciations or censures; -- said especially of menaces or censures uttered by ecclesiastical authority.

They fulminated the most hostile of all decrees.
De Quincey.

Fulminate noun [ Confer P. fulminate . See Fulminate , intransitive verb ] (Chemistry) (a) A salt of fulminic acid. See under Fulminic . (b) A fulminating powder.

Fulminate of gold , an explosive compound of gold; -- called also fulminating gold , and aurum fulminans .

Fulminating adjective
1. Thundering; exploding in a peculiarly sudden or violent manner.

2. Hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures.

Fulminating oil , nitroglycerin. -- Fulminating powder (Chemistry) any violently explosive powder, but especially one of the fulminates, as mercuric fulminate.

Fulmination noun [ Latin fulminatio a darting of lightning: confer French fulmination .]
1. The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.

2. The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.

3. That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.

The fulminations from the Vatican were turned into ridicule.

Fulminatory adjective [ Confer French fulminatoire .] Thundering; striking terror. Cotgrave.

Fulmine intransitive verb [ French fulminer . See Fulminate , v. ] To thunder. [ Obsolete] Spenser. Milton.

Fulmine transitive verb To shoot; to dart like lightning; to fulminate; to utter with authority or vehemence.

She fulmined out her scorn of laws Salique.

Fulmineous adjective [ Latin fulmen thunder.] Of, or concerning thunder.

Fulminic adjective [ Confer French fulminique .] Pertaining to fulmination; detonating; specifically (Chemistry) , pertaining to, derived from, or denoting, an acid, so called; as, fulminic acid.

Fulminic acid (Chemistry) , a complex acid, H 2 C 2 N 2 O 2 , isomeric with cyanic and cyanuric acids, and not known in the free state, but forming a large class of highly explosive salts, the fulminates. Of these, mercuric fulminate , the most common, is used, mixed with niter, to fill percussion caps, charge cartridges, etc. Fulminic acid is made by the action of nitric acid on alcohol.

Fulminuric adjective [ Fulmin ic + cya nuric .] (Chemistry) Pertaining to fulminic and cyanuric acids, and designating an acid so called.

Fulminuric acid (Chemistry) , a white, crystalline, explosive substance, H 3 C 3 N 3 O 3 , forming well known salts, and obtained from the fulminates. It is isomeric with cyanuric acid, and hence is also called isocyanuric acid.

Fulness noun See Fullness .

Fulsamic adjective [ See Fulsome .] Fulsome. [ Obsolete]

Fulsome adjective [ Full , adjective + -some .]
1. Full; abundant; plenteous; not shriveled. [ Obsolete]

His lean, pale, hoar, and withered corpse grew fulsome , fair, and fresh.

2. Offending or disgusting by overfullness, excess, or grossness; cloying; gross; nauseous; esp., offensive from excess of praise; as, fulsome flattery.

And lest the fulsome artifice should fail
Themselves will hide its coarseness with a veil.

3. Lustful; wanton; obscene; also, tending to obscenity. [ Obsolete] "Fulsome ewes." Shak.

-- Ful"some*ly , adverb -- Ful"some*ness , noun Dryden.

Fulvid adjective [ Late Latin fulvidus , from Latin fulvus .] Fulvous. [ R.] Dr. H. More.

Fulvous adjective [ Latin fulvus .] Tawny; dull yellow, with a mixture of gray and brown. Lindley.

Fum intransitive verb To play upon a fiddle. [ Obsolete]

Follow me, and fum as you go.
B. Jonson.

Fumacious adjective [ From Fume.] Smoky; hence, fond of smoking; addicted to smoking tobacco.

Fumade, Fumado noun ; plural Fumades , Fumadoes . [ Spanish fumodo smoked, past participle of fumar to smoke, from Latin fumare . See Fume , intransitive verb ] A salted and smoked fish, as the pilchard.

Fumage noun [ Old French fumage , fumaige , from Latin fumus smoke.] Hearth money.

Fumage , or fuage, vulgarly called smoke farthings.

Fumarate noun (Chemistry) A salt of fumaric acid.

Fumaric adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, or derived from, fumitory ( Fumaria officinalis ).

Fumaric acid (Chemistry) , a widely occurring organic acid, extracted from fumitory as a white crystallline substance, C 2 H 2 (CO 2 H) 2 , and produced artificially in many ways, as by the distillation of malic acid; boletic acid. It is found also in the lichen, Iceland moss, and hence was also called lichenic acid .

Fumarine noun [ Latin fumus smoke, fume.] (Chemistry) An alkaloid extracted from fumitory, as a white crystalline substance.

Fumarole noun [ Italian fumaruola , from fumo smoke, Latin fumus : confer French fumerolle , fumarolle .] A hole or spot in a volcanic or other region, from which fumes issue.

Fumatorium noun ; Latin plural -ria . [ New Latin , from Latin fumare , fumatum , to smoke.] An air-tight compartment in which vapor may be generated to destroy germs or insects; esp., the apparatus used to destroy San José scale on nursery stock, with hydrocyanic acid vapor.

Fumatory noun See Fumitory . [ Obsolete]

Fumatory adjective [ See Fumatorium .] Pert. to, or concerned with, smoking. - - noun ; plural -ries A place for subjecting things to smoke or vapor.

Fumble intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fumbled ; present participle & verbal noun Fumbling .] [ Akin to Dutch fommelen to crumple, fumble, Swedish fumla to fusuble, famla to grope, Danish famle to grope, fumble , Icelandic falme , Anglo-Saxon folm palm of the hand. See Feel , and confer Fanble , Palm .]
1. To feel or grope about; to make awkward attempts to do or find something.

Adams now began to fumble in his pockets.

2. To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly; as, to fumble for an excuse. Dryden.

My understanding flutters and my memory fumbles .

Alas! how he fumbles about the domains.

3. To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.

I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers.

Fumble transitive verb To handle or manage awkwardly; to crowd or tumble together. Shak.

Fumbler noun One who fumbles.

Fumblingly adverb In the manner of one who fumbles.

Fume (fūm) noun [ Latin fumus ; akin to Sanskrit dhūma smoke, dhū to shake, fan a flame, confer Greek qy`ein to sacrifice, storm, rage, qy`mon , qy`mos , thyme, and perhaps to E. dust: confer Old French fum smoke, French fumée . Confer Dust , noun , Femerell , Thyme .]
1. Exhalation; volatile matter (esp. noxious vapor or smoke) ascending in a dense body; smoke; vapor; reek; as, the fumes of tobacco.

The fumes of new shorn hay.
T. Warton.

The fumes of undigested wine.

2. Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control; as, the fumes of passion. South.

3. Anything vaporlike, unsubstantial, or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.

A show of fumes and fancies.

4. The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.

To smother him with fumes and eulogies.

In a fume , in ill temper, esp. from impatience.

Fume intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fumed ; present participle & verbal noun Fuming .] [ Confer French fumer , Latin fumare to smoke. See Fume , noun ]
1. To smoke; to throw off fumes, as in combustion or chemical action; to rise up, as vapor.

Where the golden altar fumed .

Silenus lay,
Whose constant cups lay fuming to his brain.

2. To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.

Keep his brain fuming .

3. To pass off in fumes or vapors.

Their parts are kept from fuming away by their fixity.

4. To be in a rage; to be hot with anger.

He frets, he fumes , he stares, he stamps the ground.

While her mother did fret, and her father did fume .
Sir W. Scott.

To fume away , to give way to excitement and displeasure; to storm; also, to pass off in fumes.

Fume transitive verb
1. To expose to the action of fumes; to treat with vapors, smoke, etc.; as, to bleach straw by fuming it with sulphur; to fill with fumes, vapors, odors, etc., as a room.

She fumed the temple with an odorous flame.

2. To praise inordinately; to flatter.

They demi-deify and fume him so.

3. To throw off in vapor, or as in the form of vapor.

The heat will fume away most of the scent.

How vicious hearts fume frenzy to the brain!

Fume noun (Metal.) Solid material deposited by condensation of fumes; as, lead fume (a grayish powder chiefly lead sulphate).

Fumed oak (Cabinetwork) Oak given a weathered appearance by exposure in an air-tight compartment to fumes of ammonia from uncorked cans, being first given a coat of filler.

Fumeless adjective Free from fumes.