Definition of smoking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsməʊkɪŋ/


[mass noun]
The action or habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or a drug: the effect of smoking on health
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  • The bylaw provides protection from environmental tobacco smoke by prohibiting smoking in Toronto workplaces and public places.
  • It is my personal observation that smoking as a habit starts in a family where there is a smoker.
  • You can lower your health risk by quitting smoking if you smoke, losing weight if you are overweight and exercising regularly.


1Emitting smoke or visible vapour: they huddled round his smoking fire in the winter damp
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  • The smell was mostly of smoke from the smoking car.
  • I think of early people huddled into their animal skins beside a smoking fire, reading the sky like a bedtime story.
  • Simmons yanked up his weak and pathetic bullet pistol, and fired into the smoking ruin that was left of the North Portico, the front door of the White House.
2 (often smokin') informal Lively and exciting: Wow! This band is really smokin'!
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  • You guys are REALLY smokin! Great tones and very tasty playing. I can dig it.
  • That was a really smokin' pic of Katie in your previous post!

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Line breaks: smok¦ing

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