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noun smoke pronunciation in British English /sməʊk/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a grey, 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.

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