Snuff meaning

snŭf
Snuff is powdered tobacco that is chewed or inhaled by sniffing, or the charred end of a candlewick.

An example of a snuff is tobacco that is sniffed or rubbed on the gums.

An example of a snuff is the place where you would place the match to relight a candle.

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Snuff is defined as to put out the flame on a candle, or to inhale through the nose.

An example of snuff is to stop a candle from burning.

An example of snuff is to inhale smokeless tobacco.

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To inhale (something) audibly through the nose; sniff.
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Resentment or skepticism expressed by quickly drawing air through the nose; snuffling; sniffling.
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To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offence.
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To extinguish a candle or oil-lamp flame by covering the burning end of the wick until the flame is suffocated.
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(slang) To kill a person; to snuff out.
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To sense or examine by smelling; sniff at.
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To sniff; inhale.
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The act of snuffing or the sound produced by it; a snuffle.
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The charred portion of a candlewick.
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To extinguish.

Snuffed out the candles.

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To put a sudden end to.

Lives that were snuffed out by car accidents.

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To kill; murder.
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To cut off the charred portion of (a candlewick).
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A powdery substance, such as a medicine, taken by inhaling.
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To use or inhale snuff.
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The charred end of a candlewick.
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To trim off the charred end of (a candlewick)
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To put out (a candle) with snuffers or by pinching.
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To kill; murder.
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Designating or of a kind of pornographic film that purports to show someone being murdered as the climax of sexual activity.
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To draw in through the nose; inhale strongly; sniff.
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To smell, sniff, or sniff at.
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To sniff or snort.
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The act or sound of snuffing; sniff.
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A preparation of powdered tobacco that is inhaled by sniffing, chewed, or rubbed on the gums.
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Smell; scent.
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A powdery substance, such as a medicine, taken by inhaling.
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To use or inhale snuff.
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Finely ground or pulverized tobacco intended for use by being sniffed or snorted into the nose.
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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.
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A snort or sniff of fine-ground, powdered, or pulverized tobacco.
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The act of briskly inhaling by the nose; a sniff, a snort.
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To inhale through the nose.
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The burning part of a candle wick, or the black, burnt remains of a wick (which has to be periodically removed).
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Pertaining to a form of pornographic film which involves someone's actually being murdered.
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up to snuff
  • Normal in health.
  • Up to standard; adequate.
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snuff out
  • To put out (a candle, etc.); extinguish.
  • To bring to an end suddenly; destroy.
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up to snuff
  • Up to the usual standard, as in health, quality, etc.
  • Not easily deceived; alert.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of snuff

  • Middle English snoffen to snuff a candle, sniffle probably from snoffe snuff snuff2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Dutch snuf short for snuftabak Dutch snuffen to sniff snuffle tabak tobacco

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English snoffe possibly of Low German origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Related to sniff. Cognate to Dutch snuffen (“to snuff").

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin uncertain.

    From Wiktionary