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English definition of “snuff”

snuff

noun [U] uk   /snʌf/ us  
tobacco in the form of a powder for breathing into the nose: Very few people take snuff nowadays.Tobacco and smoking

snuff

verb [T] uk   /snʌf/ us  
to put out a flame, especially from a candle, usually by covering it with something: One by one she snuffed the candles.Stopping fires
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