smog Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"smog" in British English

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smognoun [S or U]

uk   /smɒɡ/  us   /smɑːɡ/
C1 a ​mixture of ​smoke, ​gases, and ​chemicals, ​especially in ​cities, that makes the ​atmospheredifficult to ​breathe and ​harmful for ​health: Smog is a ​majorproblem in Athens. As we ​flew into the ​airport, we could ​see a ​murkyyellow smog ​hovering over the ​city.
smoggy
adjective uk   /ˈsmɒɡ.i/  us   /ˈsmɑː.ɡi/
Mexico City is one of the world's smoggiest ​capitals.
(Definition of smog from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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smognoun [C/U]

 us   /smɑɡ, smɔɡ/
air pollution caused by ​smoke or ​chemicalsmixing with ​fog: [U] We get a lot of smog ​downtown. [C] A ​poisonous smog ​killed 20 ​people.
smoggy
adjective  us   /ˈsmɑɡ·i, ˈsmɔ·ɡi/
a smoggy ​city/​day
(Definition of smog from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “smog”
in Korean 스모그, 연무…
in Arabic ضَباب ودُخّان…
in Malaysian asbut…
in French smog…
in Russian смог…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指城市中的)煙霧…
in Italian smog…
in Turkish hava kirliliğine sebep olan dumanlı sis…
in Polish smog…
in Spanish niebla mezclada con humo…
in Vietnamese sương khói…
in Portuguese mistura de nevoeiro e poluição…
in Thai หมอกควัน…
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…
in Indonesian asap kabut…
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