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"
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.
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Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or something similar to tobacco.
The smoking symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the smoking symbol and its characteristic.
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Rank popularity for the word 'smoking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3611
Rank popularity for the word 'smoking' in Nouns Frequency: #2691
The numerical value of smoking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of smoking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
That's as close to a smoking gun or a slam dunk as you'll ever come, but you're never going use that terminology per se.
This photo shows a building where anyone can pen verses and hang them on the wall -- their own creations or an old favorite, it's also a place for drinking tea and smoking hookah.
Grief, after all, is like smoking in a damp country — what was at first a necessity becomes afterwards an indulgence.
We'll teach them the basics of grilling and smoking, we'll show them about competition barbecue and the camaraderie that offers... and we'll teach them what we do in BBQ deployments and hopefully get more volunteers.
It is critical that adult smokers understand that nothing in this study will change the conclusions of respected organizations like the Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England, both of which have estimated that vaping is at least 95 % less risky than smoking.
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- пале́нне, курэ́ннеBelarusian
- тютюнопу́шене, пу́шенеBulgarian
- kouřící, kouřeníCzech
- fumar, humeanteSpanish
- savuaminen, savuava, tupakointiFinnish
- smùid, smocadh, smùideadhScottish Gaelic
- füstölő, dohányzásHungarian
- ծխելը, ծխումArmenian
- røykingNorwegian Nynorsk
- esfumaçante, gostoso, fumo, esfumaçamentoPortuguese
- fumigenă, fumători, fumigen, fumător, fumătoareRomanian
- привлекательный, коптящий, табакокуре́ние, дымящий, куре́ние, чадящийRussian
- пушење, pušenjeSerbo-Croatian
- การสูบ, การสูบบุหรี่Thai
- палі́ння, курі́нняUkrainian
- hút thuốcVietnamese
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