- The definition of a stoke is a measurement of the resistance of a liquid to flow, calculated by the viscosity of a the liquid (measured in poises), divided by the density of the liquid (expressed in grams per cubic centimeter).
An example of a stoke is a measurement of how resistant a liquid is to flow based on the centimetre-gram-second (CGS) system.
- Stoke is defined as to stir up, or feed with fuel or food.
An example of stoke is to feed wood to a fire.
Origin: after Sir George Stokes (1819-1903), Irish-born physicist and amp; mathematician
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verb stoked stoked, stok·ing, stokes verb, transitive
- To stir up and feed (a fire or furnace).
- To feed fuel to and tend the fire of (a furnace).
- To feed or tend a furnace or fire.
- Informal To eat steadily and in large quantities.
Origin: Back-formation from stoker.
stoke - Medical Definition