Definition of fume cupboard in English:

fume cupboard

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noun

British
  • A ventilated enclosure in a chemistry laboratory, in which harmful volatile chemicals can be used or kept.
    More example sentences
    • A ‘cut out’ under the fume cupboard to get my chair under, or the use of a portable fume cupboard, would be perfectly adequate for me to use.
    • The lipids were extracted with petroleum ether for 7 h, after which the fish were left for 2 h in a fume cupboard for the petroleum ether to evaporate.
    • Anyone who uses the chemical is advised to do so in a fume cupboard.

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