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SMOKING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does smoking mean? 

SMOKING (noun)
  The noun SMOKING has 2 senses:

1. the act of smoking tobacco or other substances
2. a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion

  Familiarity information: SMOKING used as a noun is rare.


SMOKING (adjective)
  The adjective SMOKING has 1 sense:

1. emitting smoke in great volume

  Familiarity information: SMOKING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SMOKING (noun)


Sense 1smoking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of smoking tobacco or other substances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

smoking; smoke

Context examples:

he went outside for a smoke / smoking stinks

Hypernyms ("smoking" is a kind of...):

breathing; external respiration; respiration; ventilation (the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation)

Meronyms (parts of "smoking"):

drag; puff; pull (a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "smoking"):

puffing (blowing tobacco smoke out into the air)


Sense 2smoking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

smoke; smoking

Context example:

the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

Hypernyms ("smoking" is a kind of...):

evaporation; vapor; vaporisation; vaporization; vapour (the process of becoming a vapor)


SMOKING (adjective)


Sense 1smoking [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emitting smoke in great volume

Context example:

a smoking fireplace

Similar:

smoky (marked by or emitting or filled with smoke)


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