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smoke

noun  /smoʊk/ us  

smoke noun (CLOUDY AIR)

[U] a cloudy gray or black mixture of air and very small pieces of carbon produced by something that is burning: The building filled with smoke. Nobody died in the fire, but three people were treated for smoke inhalation.

smoke noun (ACT OF SMOKING)

[C] an act of smoking

smoke

verb  /smoʊk/ us  

smoke verb (BREATHE SMOKE)

[I/T] to breathe smoke into the mouth or lungs from burning tobacco

smoke verb (PRESERVE)

[T] to preserve and add a smoky flavor to meat, fish, or cheese using smoke from burning wood: They smoke the fish over wood chips.

smoke verb (PRODUCE SMOKE)

[I] to produce or give off smoke: The oil in the frying pan started smoking.
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Translations of “smoke”
in Korean 연기…
in Arabic دُخّان…
in French fumer…
in Turkish duman, sigara içen…
in Italian fumo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 灰色氣體, (燃燒所産生的)煙,煙霧…
in Russian дым, курение…
in Polish dym, papieros, dymek…
in Spanish ahumar…
in Portuguese fumaça…
in German räuchern…
in Catalan fum…
in Japanese 煙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灰色气体, (燃烧所产生的)烟,烟雾…
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