Smoke is a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases emitted when a material undergoes combustion or pyrolysis, together with the quantity of air that is entrained or otherwise mixed into the mass. It is commonly an unwanted by-product of fires, but may also be used for pest control, communication, defensive and offensive capabilities in the military, cooking, or smoking . Smoke is used in rituals, when incense, sage, or resin is burned to produce a smell for spiritual purposes. Smoke is sometimes used as a flavoring agent, and preservative for various foodstuffs. Smoke is also a component of internal combustion engine exhaust gas, ...

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  1. The visible vapor/vapour, gases, and fine particles given off by burning or smoldering material.
  2. A cigarette.
  3. An instance of smoking a cigarette, cigar, etc.; the duration of this act.
  4. A fleeting illusion; something insubstantial, evanescent, unreal, transitory, or without result.
  5. Something used to obscure or conceal; an obscuring condition; see also smoke and mirrors.
  6. A light grey colour/color tinted with blue.
  7. A particulate of solid or liquid particles dispersed into the air on the battlefield to degrade enemy ground or for aerial observation. Smoke has many uses--screening smoke, signaling smoke, smoke curtain, smoke haze, and smoke deception. Thus it is an artificial aerosol.
  8. A fastball.


  1. To inhale and exhale the smoke from a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.
  2. To inhale and exhale tobacco smoke regularly or habitually.
  3. To give off smoke.
  4. To preserve or prepare (food) for consumption by treating with smoke.
  5. To perform (e.g. music) energetically or skillfully. Almost always in present participle form.
  6. To kill, especially with a gun.
  7. To beat someone at something.
  8. To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume.
  9. To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.
  10. To ridicule to the face; to quiz.
  11. To burn; to be kindled; to rage.
  12. To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.
  13. To suffer severely; to be punished.


  1. Of the colour known as smoke.
  2. Made of or with smoke.

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