smoke


smoke
smoke [smōk]
n.
[ME < OE smoca, akin to Ger schmauch < IE base * smeukh-, to smoke > Gr smychein, to smolder, Ir mūch, smoke]
1.
a) vaporous matter arising from something burning and made visible by minute particles of carbon suspended in it
b) a mass or cloud of this
2. any vapor, fume, mist, etc. resembling smoke
3.
a) an act or period of smoking tobacco, etc. [time out for a smoke]
b) something to smoke, as a cigarette or pipeful of tobacco
4. something without substance, significance, or lasting reality
5. something that beclouds or obscures
6. a dusky gray
7. Physical Chem. a suspension of solid particles in a gas
vi.
smoked, smoking
1. to give off smoke or a smokelike substance
2. to discharge smoke in the wrong place, esp. into a room: said of a furnace, fireplace, etc.
3. to give off too much smoke: said of a lamp, type of fuel, etc.
4. Now Rare to move very rapidly, esp. so as to raise dust
5.
a) to draw the smoke of tobacco, etc. into the mouth, and often lungs, and blow it out again
b) to be a habitual smoker
vt.
1. to stain or color with smoke
2. to treat (meat, fish, etc.) with smoke, as in flavoring or curing
3. to fumigate as with smoke
4. to drive or force into the open with or as with smoke; force out of hiding, secrecy, etc.: often with out
5. to stupefy or stun (bees, etc.) with smoke
6. to draw the smoke of or from (tobacco, a pipe, etc.) into the mouth, and often lungs, and blow it out again
7. Archaic to detect or be suspicious of
8. Obs. to tease or mock
smokable
adj.
smokeable

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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