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smoking

noun [U] uk   /ˈsməʊ.kɪŋ/  us   /ˈsmoʊ-/
A1 the action of smoking a cigarette, pipe, etc., or the activity of doing this regularly: Smoking is not permitted anywhere in this theatre. The nicotine patches are designed to help people give up/quit/stop smoking. Cigarette smoking kills thousands of people every year. No smoking, please. I avoid going to restaurants that don't have a no-smoking (US non-smoking) area.
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in Korean 흡연…
in Arabic تَدْخين…
in Portuguese fumar, fumo…
in Catalan fumar…
in Japanese 喫煙, タバコを吸うこと…
in Italian il fumare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吸煙,抽煙…
in Russian курение…
in Turkish sigara içme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吸烟,抽烟…
in Polish palenie…
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