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English adjective: snuff

1. snuff snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown

Synonymschukker-brown, mummy-brown, snuff-brown


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

English noun: snuff

1. snuff (substance) the charred portion of a candlewick

Broader (hypernym)char

Part meronymcandlewick

2. snuff (quantity) a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

Broader (hypernym)hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge, touch

3. snuff (artifact) finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose

Broader (hypernym)baccy, tobacco

Narrower (hyponym)rappee

4. snuff (act) sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose


Broader (hypernym)smell, smelling

English verb: snuff

1. snuff (perception) sniff or smell inquiringly


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)smell

2. snuff (body) inhale audibly through the nose

SamplesSnuff coke.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)breathe in, inhale, inspire

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