how to pronounce snuff

snʌf

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meanings of snuff

noun:

  1. A murder.
  2. Snot, mucus.
  3. The burning part of a candle wick, or the black, burnt remains of a wick (which must be periodically removed).
  4. The act of briskly inhaling by the nose; a sniff, a snort.
  5. A form of pornographic film which involves someone actually being murdered.
  6. Fine-ground or minced tobacco, dry or moistened, intended for use by placing a pinch behind the lip or beneath the tongue; see also snus.
  7. Resentment or skepticism expressed by quickly drawing air through the nose; snuffling; sniffling.
  8. Leavings in a glass after drinking; heeltaps.
  9. A snort or sniff of fine-ground, powdered, or pulverized tobacco.
  10. Smell, scent, odour.
  11. Finely ground or pulverized tobacco intended for use by being sniffed or snorted into the nose.

verb:

  1. To inhale through the nose.
  2. To extinguish a candle or oil-lamp flame by covering the burning end of the wick until the flame is suffocated.
  3. To trim the burnt part of a candle wick.
  4. To kill a person; to snuff out.
  5. To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offence.

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