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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make dirty, especially in one small area.
  • intransitive verb To smear or blur (something).
  • intransitive verb To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
  • intransitive verb To smear something, such as dirt or soot.
  • intransitive verb To become smudged or blurred.
  • noun A blotch or smear.
  • noun A blurry or indistinct part or image.
  • noun A smoky fire used to protect against frost or to repel insects.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the game of set-back all-fours, the player who bids 4 and makes it, winning the came on the hand if he is not in the hole on the score at the time.
  • To stifle; smother.
  • To make a smudge in; fumigate with a smudge: as, to smudge a tent so as to drive away insects.
  • To smear or stain with dirt or filth; blacken with smoke.
  • To smoke or cure, as herring.
  • noun A spot; stain; smear.
  • noun The scrapings and cleanings of paint-pots, collected and used to cover the outer sides of roof-boards as a bed for roofing-canvas.
  • noun A suffocating smoke.
  • noun A heap of combustibles partially ignited and emitting a dense smoke; especially, such a fire made in or near a house, tent, or the like, so as to raise a dense smoke to repel insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A suffocating smoke.
  • noun United States A heap of damp combustibles partially ignited and burning slowly, placed on the windward side of a house, tent, or the like, in order, by the thick smoke, to keep off mosquitoes or other insects.
  • noun That which is smeared upon anything; a stain; a blot; a smutch; a smear.
  • transitive verb To stifle or smother with smoke; to smoke by means of a smudge.
  • transitive verb To smear; to smutch; to soil; to blacken with smoke.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To obscure by blurring; to smear.
  • verb To soil or smear with dirt.
  • verb To use dense smoke to protect from insects.
  • verb To stifle or smother with smoke.
  • verb paganism To burn herbs as a cleansing ritual.
  • noun A blemish; a smear.
  • noun Dense smoke, such as that used for fumigation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a smudge on; soil by smudging
  • noun a blemish made by dirt
  • noun a smoky fire to drive away insects

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English smogen.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English smogen.

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