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Smoke vs. Mist

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The main difference between Smoke and Mist is that the Smoke is a mass of airborne particulates and gases and Mist is a phenomenon caused by small droplets of water suspended in air

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  • Smoke (noun)

    The visible vapor/vapour, gases, and fine particles given off by burning or smoldering material.

  • Smoke (noun)

    A cigarette.

    "Can I bum a smoke off you?;"

    "I need to go buy some smokes."

  • Smoke (noun)

    Anything to smoke (e.g. cigarettes, marijuana, etc.)

    "Hey, you got some smoke?"

  • Smoke (noun)

    An instance of smoking a cigarette, cigar, etc.; the duration of this act.

    "I'm going out for a smoke."

  • Smoke (noun)

    A fleeting illusion; something insubstantial, evanescent, unreal, transitory, or without result.

    "The excitement behind the new candidate proved to be smoke."

  • Smoke (noun)

    Something used to obscure or conceal; an obscuring condition; see also smoke and mirrors.

    "The smoke of controversy."

  • Smoke (noun)

    A light grey colour/color tinted with blue.

    "color panel|D6E2E2"

  • Smoke (noun)

    A screening smoke, signaling smoke, smoke curtain, smoke haze, and smoke deception. Thus it is an artificial aerosol.

  • Smoke (noun)

    A fastball.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To inhale and exhale the smoke from a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.

    "He's smoking his pipe."

  • Smoke (verb)

    To inhale and exhale tobacco smoke.

    "Do you smoke?"

  • Smoke (verb)

    To give off smoke.

    "My old truck was still smoking even after the repairs."

  • Smoke (verb)

    To preserve or prepare (food) for consumption by treating with smoke.

    "You'll need to smoke the meat for several hours."

  • Smoke (verb)

    To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To perform (e.g. music) energetically or skillfully. Almost always in present participle form.

    "The horn section was really smokin' on that last tune."

  • Smoke (verb)

    To beat someone at something.

    "We smoked them at rugby."

  • Smoke (verb)

    To kill, especially with a gun.

    "He got smoked by the mob."

  • Smoke (verb)

    To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To ridicule to the face; to mock.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To burn; to be kindled; to rage.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To suffer severely; to be punished.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To punish for a minor offense by excessive physical exercise.

  • Smoke (adjective)

    Of the colour known as smoke.

  • Smoke (adjective)

    Made of or with smoke.

  • Mist (noun)

    Water or other liquid finely suspended in air.

    "It was difficult to see through the morning mist."

  • Mist (noun)

    A layer of fine droplets or particles.

    "There was an oily mist on the lens."

  • Mist (noun)

    Anything that dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.

  • Mist (verb)

    To form mist.

    "It's misting this morning."

  • Mist (verb)

    To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.

    "I mist my tropical plants every morning."

  • Mist (verb)

    To cover with a mist.

    "The lens was misted."

  • Mist (verb)

    To be covered by tears.

    "My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened."

Wiktionary
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  • Smoke (noun)

    a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in air, typically one emitted from a burning substance

    "bonfire smoke"

  • Smoke (noun)

    an act of smoking tobacco

    "I'm dying for a smoke"

  • Smoke (noun)

    a cigarette or cigar

    "you're going to buy some smokes of your own"

  • Smoke (noun)

    a big city, especially London

    "she was offered a job in the Smoke"

  • Smoke (verb)

    emit smoke or visible vapour

    "heat the oil until it just smokes"

  • Smoke (verb)

    inhale and exhale the smoke of tobacco or a drug

    "Janine was sitting at the kitchen table smoking"

    "he smoked forty cigarettes a day"

  • Smoke (verb)

    treat, fumigate, or cleanse by exposure to smoke.

  • Smoke (verb)

    cure or preserve (meat or fish) by exposure to smoke

    "smoked salmon"

  • Smoke (verb)

    treat (glass) so as to darken it

    "the smoked glass of his lenses"

  • Smoke (verb)

    subdue (insects, especially bees) by exposing them to smoke

    "they then smoke the bees until they are stupid"

  • Smoke (verb)

    drive someone or something out of a place by using smoke

    "we will fire the roof and smoke him out"

  • Smoke (verb)

    force someone to make something known

    "as the press smokes him out on other human rights issues, he will be revealed as a social conservative"

  • Smoke (verb)

    kill (someone) by shooting

    "they gotta go smoke this person"

  • Smoke (verb)

    defeat overwhelmingly in a fight or contest

    "I got smoked in that fight"

  • Smoke (verb)

    make fun of (someone)

    "we baited her and smoked her"

  • Mist (noun)

    a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that limits visibility (to a lesser extent than fog; strictly, with visibility remaining above 1 km)

    "the peaks were shrouded in mist"

    "a mist rose out of the river"

  • Mist (noun)

    a condensed vapour settling in fine droplets on a surface

    "a breeze cooled the mist of perspiration that had dampened her temples"

  • Mist (noun)

    a haze or film over the eyes, especially caused by tears, and resulting in blurred vision

    "Ruth saw most of the scene through a mist of tears"

  • Mist (noun)

    used in reference to something that blurs one's perceptions or memory

    "Sardinia's origins are lost in the mists of time"

  • Mist (verb)

    cover or become covered with mist

    "the windows of the car were misted up with condensation"

    "the glass was beginning to mist up"

  • Mist (verb)

    (of a person's eyes) become covered with a film of tears causing blurred vision

    "her eyes misted over with relief and joy"

  • Mist (verb)

    spray (something, especially a plant) with a fine cloud of water droplets

    "don't mist furry-leaved plants such as African violets"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Smoke (noun)

    The visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that escapes, or expelled, from a burning body, especially from burning vegetable matter, as wood, coal, peat, or the like.

  • Smoke (noun)

    That which resembles smoke; a vapor; a mist.

  • Smoke (noun)

    Anything unsubstantial, as idle talk.

  • Smoke (noun)

    The act of smoking, esp. of smoking tobacco; as, to have a smoke.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek.

  • Smoke (verb)

    Hence, to burn; to be kindled; to rage.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To draw into the mouth the smoke of tobacco burning in a pipe or in the form of a cigar, cigarette, etc.; to habitually use tobacco in this manner.

  • Smoke (verb)

    To suffer severely; to be punished.

  • Smoke

    To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc., by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation.

  • Smoke

    To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume.

  • Smoke

    To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.

  • Smoke

    To ridicule to the face; to quiz.

  • Smoke

    To inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar.

  • Smoke

    To subject to the operation of smoke, for the purpose of annoying or driving out; - often with out; as, to smoke a woodchuck out of his burrow.

  • Mist (noun)

    Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.

  • Mist (noun)

    Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.

  • Mist (noun)

    Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.

  • Mist

    To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim.

  • Mist (verb)

    To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.

Webster Dictionary
  • Smoke (noun)

    a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas

  • Smoke (noun)

    a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion;

    "the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles"

  • Smoke (noun)

    an indication of some hidden activity;

    "with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere"

  • Smoke (noun)

    something with no concrete substance;

    "his dreams all turned to smoke"

    "it was just smoke and mirrors"

  • Smoke (noun)

    tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder

  • Smoke (noun)

    street names for marijuana

  • Smoke (noun)

    the act of smoking tobacco or other substances;

    "he went outside for a smoke"

    "smoking stinks"

  • Smoke (noun)

    (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity;

    "he swung late on the fastball"

    "he showed batters nothing but smoke"

  • Smoke (verb)

    inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes;

    "We never smoked marijuana"

    "Do you smoke?"

  • Smoke (verb)

    emit a cloud of fine particles;

    "The chimney was fuming"

  • Mist (noun)

    a thin fog with condensation near the ground

  • Mist (verb)

    become covered with mist;

    "The windshield misted over"

  • Mist (verb)

    make less visible or unclear;

    "The stars are obscured by the clouds"

  • Mist (verb)

    spray finely or cover with mist

Princeton's WordNet

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