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smog

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Pronunciation: /smɒɡ
 
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Definition of smog in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Fog or haze intensified by smoke or other atmospheric pollutants: exhaust emissions are mainly responsible for the smog [count noun]: the fires caused widespread smogs
More example sentences
  • If there is a quantity of smoke or other airborne pollutant particles present, it is known as smog.
  • Lavanya cannot believe our clear atmosphere after London smog and fog, the huge horizon and the sunsets.
  • The clouds of smog and smoke did block out a good bit of the sun, meaning it shouldn't be too hot for travel.
Synonyms
exhaust fumes, fumes, smoke, pollution, gas;
fog, haze, vapour
British informal pea-souper

Origin

early 20th century: blend of smoke and fog1.

Derivatives

smoggy

1
adjective (smoggier, smoggiest)
Example sentences
  • In a week or so,. New York's climate will lurch into summer gear: 95 degrees and up, humid, and smoggy.
  • The whole L.A. Basin was smoggy or hazy today, and my lungs hurt.
  • Observe fire ordinances and don't use your firepit on no-burn days or when it's smoggy or windy.

Words that rhyme with smog

agog, befog, blog, bog, clog, cog, dog, flog, fog, frog, grog, hog, Hogg, hotdog, jog, log, nog, prog, slog, snog, sprog, tautog, tog, trog, wog

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