verb (used with or without object), chain-smoked, chain-smoking.
to smoke continually, as by lighting one cigarette, cigar, etc., from the preceding one.
Origin of chain-smoke
First recorded in 1930–35
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March 3, 2010
to smoke (cigarettes, etc) continually, esp lighting one from the preceding one
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