fog

1
[fog, fawg]
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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.

Origin of fog

1
1535–45; perhaps by back formation from foggy. See fog2
Related formsfog·less, adjectiveun·fogged, adjectiveun·fog·ging, adjective

Synonyms for fog

3. obfuscation. See cloud. 7. becloud, obfuscate, dim, blur, darken. 8. daze, befuddle, muddle, mystify.

Antonyms for fog

3. clarity. 7. clarify. 10. clear.
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British Dictionary definitions for fogging

fog

1

noun

a mass of droplets of condensed water vapour suspended in the air, often greatly reducing visibility, corresponding to a cloud but at a lower level
a cloud of any substance in the atmosphere reducing visibility
a state of mental uncertainty or obscurity
photog a blurred or discoloured area on a developed negative, print, or transparency caused by the action of extraneous light, incorrect development, etc
a colloid or suspension consisting of liquid particles dispersed in a gas

verb fogs, fogging or fogged

to envelop or become enveloped with or as if with fog
to confuse or become confusedto fog an issue
photog to produce fog on (a negative, print, or transparency) or (of a negative, print, or transparency) to be affected by fog

Word Origin for fog

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

fog

2

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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Word Origin and History for fogging

fog

n.1

"thick, obscuring mist," 1540s, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Danish fog "spray, shower, snowdrift," Old Norse fok "snow flurry," fjuk "snow storm." Cf. also Old English fuht, Dutch vocht, German Feucht "moist." Figurative phrase in a fog "at a loss what to do" first recorded c.1600.

fog

n.2

"long grass," c.1300, probably of Scandinavian origin, cf. Norwegian fogg "long grass in a moist hollow," Icelandic fuki "rotten sea grass." The connection to fog (n.1), via a notion of long grass growing in moist dells of northern Europe, is tempting but not proven. Watkins suggests derivation from PIE *pu- "to rot, decay."

fog

v.

1590s, from fog (n.1). Related: Fogged; fogging.

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fogging in Medicine

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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fogging in Science

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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