Definition of Smudge

1. Noun. A smoky fire to drive away insects.

Generic synonyms: Fire



2. Verb. Make a smudge on; soil by smudging. "The children smudge grease onto the paper"
Exact synonyms: Blur, Smear, Smutch
Generic synonyms: Rub
Specialized synonyms: Resmudge, Dust
Derivative terms: Smear

3. Noun. A blemish made by dirt. ; "He had a smudge on his cheek"
Exact synonyms: Blot, Daub, Slur, Smear, Smirch, Spot
Generic synonyms: Blemish, Defect, Mar
Specialized synonyms: Blotch, Splodge, Splotch, Fingermark, Fingerprint, Inkblot
Derivative terms: Blot, Blot, Smear, Smear, Smirch, Smudgy, Spot, Spot

Definition of Smudge

1. n. A suffocating smoke.

2. v. t. To stifle or smother with smoke; to smoke by means of a smudge.

Definition of Smudge

1. Noun. A blemish; a smear. ¹

2. Noun. Dense smoke, such as that used for fumigation. ¹

3. Verb. To obscure by blurring; to smear. ¹

4. Verb. To soil or smear with dirt. ¹

5. Verb. To use dense smoke to protect from insects. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smudge

1. to smear or dirty [v SMUDGED, SMUDGING, SMUDGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smudge

smousers
smouses
smousing
smout
smouted
smouting
smouts
smowt
smowts
smoxploitation
smoyle
smoyled
smoyles
smoyling
smrkovecite
smudge (current term)
smudge cells
smudge pot
smudge pots
smudged
smudger
smudgers
smudges
smudgier
smudgiest
smudgily
smudginess
smudginesses
smudging
smudgy

Literary usage of Smudge

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1. Camps and Tramps in the Adirondacks, and Grayling Fishing in Northern by Ansel Judd Northrup (1880)
"you careless fellows," sang out the Captain; " you forgot the smudge! ... At last,—the smudge aiding—our senses succumbed, and eight men slept. ..."

2. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1895)
"The best results will be obtained from as small fires as will result in burning the prunings. PORTABLE smudge FIRES. ..."

3. A Handbook of Games and Programs for Church, School, and Home by William Ralph La Porte (1922)
"smudge Boxing: Box with gloves covered with black smudge. Other boxing contests are (i) Boxing, contestants standing in barrels. (2) Blindfold contestants. ..."

4. The Irrigation Age by American Irrigation Federation (1896)
"In using smudge fires it should be understood that the heat of the tire has but ... The efficiency of smudge fires may be greatly increased by spraying them ..."

5. Societies of the Plains Indians by Clark Wissler (1916)
"and a smudge made. The tongues are boiled all day and in the evening added to the ... A young single man is called upon to tend the smudge, light the pipes, ..."

6. Masques and Mummers: Essays on the Theatre of Here and Now by Charles Frederic Nirdlinger (1899)
"THE POTENCY OF smudge A curious person who signs himself or herself "A Student of the Stage " asks me to name, offhand, the greatest artist on the boards in ..."

7. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh, Frances Dorrance (1922)
"smudge.. All these preventative methods may not be used universally in agriculture, but the use of smudges which Mayer* has rescued from oblivion, ..."

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