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smog

noun [S or U] uk   /smɒɡ/ us    /smɑːɡ/
C1 a mixture of smoke, gases, and chemicals, especially in cities, that makes the atmosphere difficult to breathe and harmful for health: Smog is a major problem in Athens. As we flew into the airport, we could see a murky yellow smog hovering over the city.
smoggy
adjective uk   /ˈsmɒɡ.i/ us    /ˈsmɑː.ɡi/
Mexico City is one of the world's smoggiest capitals.
Translations of “smog”
in Korean 스모그, 연무…
in Arabic ضَباب ودُخّان…
in French smog…
in Turkish hava kirliliğine sebep olan dumanlı sis…
in Italian smog…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指城市中的)煙霧…
in Russian смог…
in Polish smog…
in Spanish niebla mezclada con humo…
in Portuguese mistura de nevoeiro e poluição…
in German der Smog…
in Catalan boirum…
in Japanese (空気汚染の)スモッグ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指城市中的)烟雾…
(Definition of smog from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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