fog

1
[ fog, fawg ]
/ fɒg, fɔg /

noun

verb (used with object), fogged, fog·ging.

verb (used without object), fogged, fog·ging.

to become enveloped or obscured with or as if with fog.
Photography. (of a negative or positive) to become affected by fog.

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Origin of fog

1
1535–45; perhaps by back formation from foggy. See fog2

SYNONYMS FOR fog

7 becloud, obfuscate, dim, blur, darken.
8 daze, befuddle, muddle, mystify.

ANTONYMS FOR fog

OTHER WORDS FROM fog

fog·less, adjectiveun·fogged, adjectiveun·fog·ging, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fogging (1 of 2)

fog1
/ (fɒɡ) /

noun

verb fogs, fogging or fogged

Word Origin for fog

C16: perhaps back formation from foggy damp, boggy, from fog ²

British Dictionary definitions for fogging (2 of 2)

fog2
/ (fɒɡ) /

noun

  1. a second growth of grass after the first mowing
  2. grass left to grow long in winter

Word Origin for fog

C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian fogg rank grass
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Medical definitions for fogging

fogging
[ fŏgĭng ]

n.

A method of refracting the eye in which accommodation is relaxed by overcorrection with a convex spherical lens, used in testing vision.
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Scientific definitions for fogging

fog
[ fôg ]

A dense layer of cloud lying close to the surface of the ground or water and reducing visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 mi). Fog occurs when the air temperature becomes identical, or nearly identical, to the dew point.
An opaque or semiopaque condensation of a substance floating in a region or forming on a surface.
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Idioms and Phrases with fogging

fog

see in a fog.

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