Meaning of SMEAR in English

SMEAR

v. & n.

v.tr. 1 daub or mark with a greasy or sticky substance or with something that stains. 2 blot; smudge; obscure the outline of (writing, artwork, etc.). 3 defame the character of; slander; attempt to or succeed in discrediting (a person or his name) publicly.

n. 1 the act or an instance of smearing. 2 Med. a material smeared on a microscopic slide etc. for examination. b a specimen of this. smear test = cervical smear. smearer n. smeary adj.

[ OE smierwan f. Gmc ]

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