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Definition of SNUFF

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Snuff \Snuff\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snuffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snuffing}.] [OE. snuffen. See {Snuff} of a candle {Snuff} to sniff.] To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of. [1913 Webster]

     {To snuff out}, to extinguish by snuffing.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Snuff \Snuff\, v. t.[Akin to D. snuffen, G. schnupfen, schnuppen, to snuff, schnupfen a cold in the head, schnuppen to snuff (air), also, to snuff (a candle). Cf. {Sniff}, {Snout}, {Snub}, v. i.]
     1. To draw in, or to inhale, forcibly through the nose; to sniff. [1913 Webster]

              He snuffs the wind, his heels the sand excite.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Snuff \Snuff\, v. i.
     1. To inhale air through the nose with violence or with noise, as do dogs and horses. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offense. [1913 Webster]

              Do the enemies of the church rage and snuff? --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Snuff \Snuff\, n. [Cf. G. schnuppe candle snuff, schnuppen to snuff a candle (see {Snuff}, v. t., to snuff a candle), or cf. {Snub}, v. t.] The part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not. [1913 Webster]

           If the burning snuff happens to get out of the snuffers, you have a chance that it may fall into a dish of soup.                            --Swift. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Snuff \Snuff\, n.
     1. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff. [1913 Webster]

     2. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once. [1913 Webster]

     3. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a snuffing of the nose. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

     {Snuff dipping}. See {Dipping}, n., 5.

     {Snuff taker}, one who uses snuff by inhaling it through the nose.

     {To take it in snuff}, to be angry or offended. --Shak.

     {Up to snuff}, not likely to be imposed upon; knowing; acute. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

137 Moby Thesaurus words for "snuff":
     Aqua-Lung, artificial respiration, aspirate, aspiration, assibilate, assibilation, asthmatic wheeze, blow, blow out, breath, breath of air, breathe, breathe hard, breathe in, breathe out, breathing, broken wind, buzz, choke, cough, damp, douse, draw in, dudgeon, effervesce, effervescence, effervescing, exhalation, exhale, exhaust, expel, expiration, expire, exsufflation, extinguish, fizz, fizzle, fizzling, frication, frictional rustling, gasp, gulp, hack, hiccup, hiss, hissing, huff, hush, hushing, inhalation, inhalator, inhale, inhalement, inspiration, inspire, insufflation, iron lung, lisp, miff, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, nose, out, oxygen mask, oxygen tent, pant, pinch of snuff, pique, puff, put out, quench, rappee, resentment, respiration, respire, rhonchus, scent, scuba, shush, shushing, sibilance, sibilate, sibilation, siffle, sigh, sigmatism, siss, sissing, sizz, sizzle, sizzling, slack, slurp, smell, smell of, smother, sneeze, sneezing, sniff, sniffle, snoose, snore, snoring, snort, snuff bottle, snuff in, snuff mill, snuff out, snuffbox, snuffle, spit, splutter, sputter, squash, squelch, squish, stamp out, sternutation, stertor, stifle, suck, suck in, sucking, suckle, suction, suspiration, swish, umbrage, wheeze, whiff, whish, whistle, whistling, white noise, whiz, whoosh, wind, zip


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