verb (used with object)
Origin of smog
Examples from the Web for smog
The smog will return quickly as factories try to double their production to make up for lost time.Obama and Xi Jinping Say They’ll Work Together to Save Environment|Ben Leung|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even though sales have increased dramatically as smog is becoming the norm, they represent a significant investment.
As the smog that was “Juanuary” lifts, we can finally digest what happened in Vietnam.
Those substances, when mixed with the right amount of sunlight and heat, turn into smog.Democrats and Republicans Support Harmful Ethanol Subsidies for the Sake of Votes|Robert Bryce|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Dodgers capped the year with a World Series win over the New York Yankees, as Fernandomania shone through the L.A. smog.Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks: The Science Behind Winning|Clark Merrefield|February 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Sofia area, for example, is occasionally troubled by smog.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Last year we put in place the toughest-ever controls on smog and soot.
It was like bathing in air, washing away the smog of those long days of imprisonment.Star Born|Andre Norton
Harsh sunlight pierced the smog and he felt his eyes watering.This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
Word Origin for smog
1905, blend of smoke and fog, formed "after Lewis Carrol's example" [Klein; see portmanteau]. Reputedly coined in reference to London, and first attested there in a paper read by Dr. H.A. des Voeux, treasurer of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society, though he seems not to have claimed credit for coining it.
At a recent health congress in London, a member used a new term to indicate a frequent London condition, the black fog, which is not unknown in other large cities and which has been the cause of a great deal of bad language in the past. The word thus coined is a contraction of smoke fog "smog" -- and its introduction was received with applause as being eminently expressive and appropriate. It is not exactly a pretty word, but it fits very well the thing it represents, and it has only to become known to be popular. ["Journal of the American Medical Association," Aug. 26, 1905]
Smaze (with haze (n.)) is from 1953.
A haze or fog composed of water vapor, complex molecules, and suspended particles.