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English definition of “smite”

smite

verb [T] uk   /smaɪt/ (smote, smitten) literary us  
to hit someone forcefully or to have a sudden powerful or damaging effect on someoneTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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