Definition of smog in English:

smog

Line breaks: smog
Pronunciation: /smɒg
 
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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

Derivatives

smoggy

adjective (smoggier, smoggiest)
More 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.

Origin

early 20th century: blend of smoke and fog1.

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