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smoke

noun  us   /smoʊk/

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  us   /smoʊk/

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 Arabic دُخّان…
in Korean 연기…
in Malaysian mengasapi…
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 Vietnamese hun khói…
in Spanish ahumar…
in Portuguese fumaça…
in Thai รมควัน…
in German räuchern…
in Catalan fum…
in Japanese 煙…
in Indonesian mengasapi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灰色气体, (燃烧所产生的)烟,烟雾…
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