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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    fond of smoking; addicted to tobacco products

    As I entered the workplace, I had to choke my way past the fumacious crowd who had, by new company rules, been relegated to smoking outside the building.

    Submitted by Doug Working from United States on 06/02/2013

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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