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Definition 1: the act of smoking tobacco or other substances - [noun denoting act]

Samples where smoking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he went outside for a smoke
  • smoking stinks

Synonyms for smoking in the sense of this definition

(smoking is a kind of ...) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

(... is a kind of smoking ) blowing tobacco smoke out into the air

"they smoked up the room with their ceaseless puffing"

(smoking is a part of ...) a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

"he took a puff on his pipe" "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"

Definition 2: a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion - [noun denoting process]

Samples where smoking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

Synonyms for smoking in the sense of this definition

(smoking is a kind of ...) the process of becoming a vapor

Definition 3: emitting smoke in great volume - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where smoking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a smoking fireplace

(smoking is similar to ...) marked by or emitting or filled with smoke

"smoky rafters" "smoky chimneys" "a smoky fireplace" "a smoky corridor"

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