1》 a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in the air, typically one emitted from a burning substance.
2》 an act of smoking tobacco.
↘ informal a cigarette or cigar.
3》 ( the Smoke or the Big Smoke ) Brit. a big city, especially London.
1》 emit ~.
2》 inhale and exhale the ~ of tobacco or a drug.
3》 treat, fumigate, or cleanse by exposure to ~.
↘cure or preserve (meat or fish) by exposure to ~.
↘subdue (bees in a hive) by exposing them to ~.
4》 [usu. as adjective ~d ] treat (glass) so as to darken it.
5》 ( ~ someone/thing out ) drive someone or something out of a place by using ~.
6》 N. Amer. informal kill by shooting.
7》 archaic make fun of.
go up in ~ informal
1》 be destroyed by fire.
2》 (of a plan) come to nothing.
there's no ~ without fire there is always some factual basis for a rumour.
~ and mirrors N. Amer. the use of misleading or irrelevant information to obscure or embellish the truth.
smokable (also ~able ) adjective
smoking adjective &noun
OE smoca (n.), smocian (v.), from the Gmc base of smēocan 'emit ~'.