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noun smoke pronunciation in American English /smoʊk/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a gray, black, or white cloud produced by something that is burning
    The air was thick with cigarette smoke.
    a column/pall/cloud of smoke (=a large quantity): A column of black smoke slowly rose above the building.
    Exploding rockets sent up clouds of smoke.
  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] the process of smoking something, especially a cigarette
    I’m just going out for a smoke.
    1. a.
      [countable] informal a cigarette
      Have a smoke.



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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