n. v. smoked, smok•ing
1) chem. the visible vapor and gases given off by a burning substance, esp. the mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood or other organic matter
2) something resembling this, as vapor or mist
3) something unsubstantial, fleeting, or without result
4) an obscuring condition:
the smoke of controversy[/ex]
5) an act or spell of smoking something, esp. tobacco
6) something for smoking, as a cigarette
7) phs Physics, Chem. a system of solid particles suspended in a gaseous medium
8) a bluish or brownish gray
9) to give off or emit smoke, as in burning
10) to give out smoke offensively or improperly, as a stove
11) to send forth steam or vapor, dust, or the like
12) to draw into the mouth and puff out the smoke of tobacco or the like, as from a pipe or cigarette
13) sts Slang. to move or travel with great speed
14) to draw into the mouth and puff out the smoke of:
to smoke tobacco[/ex]
15) to use (a pipe, cigarette, etc.) in this process
16) to expose to smoke
17) to fumigate (rooms, furniture, etc.)
18) coo to cure (meat, fish, etc.) by exposure to smoke
19) to color or darken by smoke
20) phv smoke out
a) to drive from a refuge by means of smoke
b) to force into public view or knowledge; expose
Etymology: bef. 1000; (n.) ME; OE smoca, akin to MDsmoock, MHGsmouch; (v.) ME smoken, OE smocian smok′a•ble, smoke′a•ble, adj. smoke′less, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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