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tobacco

noun [U] uk   /təˈbæk.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/
C1 a substance smoked in cigarettes, pipes, etc. that is prepared from the dried leaves of a particular plant: 28 percent of people thought that the advertising of tobacco (= tobacco and products made from it, such as cigarettes) and alcohol should be banned.
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in Arabic تَبْغ…
in Korean 담배…
in Malaysian tembakau…
in French tabac…
in Turkish tütün, tütün yaprağı…
in Italian tabacco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 煙草,煙葉…
in Russian табак…
in Polish tytoń…
in Vietnamese thuốc lá…
in Spanish tabaco…
in Portuguese tabaco…
in Thai ยาสูบ…
in German der Tabak…
in Catalan tabac…
in Japanese タバコ…
in Indonesian tembakau…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烟草,烟叶…
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