Synonyms for smoked

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He was busy almost half an hour, while Uncle Peter smoked in silence.

The German merely smoked and laughed; and they all smoked and laughed.

But he smoked incessantly, lighting one cigarette from another.

The staff went hopelessly down the stairs to the smoking-room, and smoked.

So I smoked on, chatting pleasantly and, as was my custom, summing him up.

Alderling stopped, and smoked definitively, as if that were the end.

A smoked tongue should soak in cold water at least all night.

With a turkey, there should be on the table a ham, or a smoked tongue.

Colonel Winchester sat down under a tree and smoked his pipe.

Baumberger eyed him speculatively while he smoked, and chuckled to himself.


late Old English smoca (rare) "fumes and volatile material given off by burning substances," related to smeocan "give off smoke," from Proto-Germanic *smuk- (cf. Middle Dutch smooc, Dutch smook, Middle High German smouch, German Schmauch), from PIE root *smeug- "to smoke; smoke" (cf. Armenian mux "smoke," Greek smykhein "to burn with smoldering flame," Old Irish much, Welsh mwg "smoke").

The more usual noun was Old English smec, which became dialectal smeech. Abusive meaning "black person" attested from 1913, American English. Smoke-eater "firefighter" is c.1930. Figurative phrase go up in smoke "be destroyed" (as if by fire) is from 1933. Smoke alarm first attested 1936; smoke-detector from 1957.