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noun [uncountable] smoking pronunciation in American English /ˈsmoʊkɪŋ/
  1. 1
    the activity of breathing smoke from cigarettes, pipes, etc. into your mouth and lungs

    smoking-related illnesses

    give up/quit smoking (=stop doing it):

    So how long is it since you gave up smoking?

  2. 2
    the part of a train where passengers are allowed to smoke

    a seat in smoking

    1. a.
      [usually before noun] where smoking is allowed

      Does the restaurant have a smoking section?


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