There are 2 definitions of fog in English:

fog1

Syllabification: fog
Pronunciation: /fôg, fäg
 
 
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noun

1A thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that obscures or restricts visibility (to a greater extent than mist; strictly, reducing visibility to below 1 km): the collision occurred in thick fog
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  • Thick fog had reduced visibility, causing the Glanmire to plough into Black Carr Rock.
  • Police said it was raining at the time of the crash and that low cloud and dense fog reduced visibility.
  • Rain, heavy cloud cover and thick fog in the area had prompted Albania's prime minister, Fatos Nano, to cancel his own flight to the conference.
Synonyms
mist, smog, murk, haze, ice fog
archaic sea smoke
literary brume, fume
1.1 [in singular] An opaque mass of something in the atmosphere: a whirling fog of dust
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  • In the auditorium eons of dust collected in the pale green stage curtain, sending up a billowing fog of allergens each time the folds were drawn or opened.
  • A billowing fog of chill air poured out of the door and swirled around Cane's arms and legs as he heedlessly strode forward.
  • Soon, up the street, I saw the swirling masses, vaguely in the fog of the gasses.
1.2 Photography Cloudiness that obscures the image on a developed negative or print.
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  • Although it is possible to print through the fog, graininess is increased by developer induced base fog.
  • Restrainers both slow the rate of development and prevent unwanted fog.
  • The image is fairly decent, the full screen transfer suffering from a little-too-soon cosmetic soft focus and fog.
2 [in singular] Something that obscures and confuses a situation or someone’s thought processes: the origins of local government are lost in a fog of detail
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  • Television cameras do not penetrate the fog of war, they render it more opaque.
  • It was nice at the union conference, therefore, to operate just for a couple of days out from under the fog of ‘huh?’
  • But for the black clothes, the black bag, the utter air of blackness that hangs around him like a fog of despair… he could be me.

verb (fogs, fogging, fogged)

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1(With reference to a glass surface) cover or become covered with steam: [with object]: hot steam drifted about her, fogging up the window [no object]: the windshield was starting to fog up
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  • Solastian was half-asleep now and leaning against the door window, eyes half-closed and unfocused and breath fogging up the glass.
  • In a flash, Bryn's snout was inches from Zion's nose; his hot, steamy breath fogging up the glasses perched there.
  • After feeling weirded out for a few minutes, she noticed the steam fogging up the mirror.
Synonyms
steam up, mist over, cloud over, film over, make/become misty
1.1 Photography Make (a film, negative, or print) obscure or cloudy.
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  • This will eliminate reflections from the backing material that can fog the film.
  • When the buildup is sufficient, a spark may flash inside your camera, fogging the film.
  • First, the black - and-white latent image is developed and then the rest of the unexposed material is chemically fogged.
2Bewilder or puzzle (someone): she stared at him, confusion fogging her brain
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  • Confusion was fogging my brain up to the point that I couldn't think, I could only feel.
  • I sat up and buried my face in my hands, confusion fogging my mind.
  • My brain was so fogged, my memory so poor and my concentration so fleeting that it would take me the entire morning to eke out a paragraph.
Synonyms
muddle, daze, stupefy, fuddle, befuddle, bewilder, confuse, befog
literary bedim, becloud
2.1Make (an idea or situation) difficult to understand: the government has been fogging the issue
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  • But Reagan never let his crystalline beliefs be fogged by reality, including the reality of his own behavior.
  • Forget the figures for a moment, though: they fog the emotional experience that defines a legend.
3Treat with something, especially an insecticide, in the form of a spray: Winnipeg stopped fogging for mosquitoes three years ago
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  • Never spray or fog a house with insecticides to combat lice.
  • The city had decided to temporarily halt the mosquito fogging program.
  • Dueck says the grounds will be fogged for mosquitoes.

Origin

mid 16th century: perhaps a back-formation from foggy.

Phrases

in a fog

In a state of perplexity; unable to think clearly or understand something.
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  • My head was immersed in a fog, and I couldn't even understand the words coming out of the platoon sergeant's mouth as he pinned my new rank on me.
  • Instead, the president continues to operate in a fog of denial, serving up rosy assessments of the mayhem he has unleashed.
  • I woke up in a fog, everything around me was hazy.

the fog of war

Confusion caused by the chaos of war or battle: he argues that the fog of war clouded everyone’s judgment
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  • Once again the strategic goal of a two-state solution is obscured by the fog of war.
  • The second section of the film takes place in the fog of war.
  • In real-time, counter-terrorism has its own equivalent of the fog of war.

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There are 2 definitions of fog in English:

fog2

Syllabification: fog
Pronunciation: /
 
 
fôg/

noun

1The grass that grows in a field after a crop of hay has been taken.
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  • If the humidity is too high, the fog just grows and grows out of control.
1.1Long grass left standing in a pasture and used as winter grazing.

Origin

late Middle English: origin uncertain; perhaps related to Norwegian fogg.

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