Definitions for smoking
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word smoking
the act of smoking tobacco or other substances
"he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks"
a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
"the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles"
emitting smoke in great volume
"a smoking fireplace"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the activity of using cigarettes
Smoking is prohibited.; I've tried to give up smoking so many times.
The inhalation of tobacco, or use substances.
Smoking is permitted.
Giving off smoke.
Sexually attractive, usually referring to a woman.
That woman is smoking-hot
a. & n. from Smoke
Smoking is the process of flavoring, cooking, or preserving food by exposing it to the smoke from burning or smoldering plant materials, most often wood. Meats and fish are the most common smoked foods, though cheeses, vegetables, and ingredients used to make beverages such as beer, smoked beer, and lapsang souchong tea are also smoked. In Europe, alder is the traditional smoking wood, but oak is more often used now, and beech to a lesser extent. In North America, hickory, mesquite, oak, pecan, alder, maple, and fruit-tree woods, such as apple, cherry, and plum, are commonly used for smoking. Other fuels besides wood can also be employed, sometimes with the addition of flavoring ingredients. Chinese tea-smoking uses a mixture of uncooked rice, sugar, and tea, heated at the base of a wok. Some North American ham and bacon makers smoke their products over burning corncobs. Peat is burned to dry and smoke the barley malt used to make whisky and some beers. In New Zealand, sawdust from the native manuka is commonly used for hot smoking fish. In Iceland, dried sheep dung is used to cold-smoke fish, lamb, mutton, and whale. Historically, farms in the Western world included a small building termed the smokehouse, where meats could be smoked and stored. This was generally well-separated from other buildings both because of the fire danger and because of the smoke emanations.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or something similar to tobacco.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'smoking' among Written Corpus Frequency: #3611
Word rank popularity for 'smoking' among Nouns Frequency: #2691
Translations for smoking
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the habit of smoking cigarettes etc
He has given up cigarette-smoking at last; Smoking can damage your health.
- tabagismoPortuguese (BR)
- das RauchenGerman
- rygning; -rygningDanish
- استعمال دخانياتFarsi
- fait de fumerFrench
- fumo, il fumareItalian
- het rokenDutch
- استعمال دخانياتPersian
- fumat; tabagismRomanian
- sigara/puro Vb. içmeTurkish
- 吸煙Chinese (Trad.)
- паління, курінняUkrainian
- تمباکو نوشیUrdu
- thói quen hút thuốcVietnamese
- 吸烟Chinese (Simp.)
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