to cover or envelop with or as if with smog.
- smogless, adjective
- de·smog, verb (used with object), de·smogged, de·smog·ging.
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How to use smog in a sentence
In the stasis of an unchecked pandemic — along with the smog of racial injustice hanging heavy over our country — we need to learn some new ways to move through this life.In a year without dance floors, Theo Parrish knows the way forward | Chris Richards | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
It was kind of a blessing when the smog got so thick you couldn’t see it, which could happen even from only three miles away.
Experts say oil constantly spilling to the surface also releases fresh volatile organic compounds that are building blocks for smog and other dangerous pollution linked to heart disease, asthma and other health problems.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them. | by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica | September 18, 2020 | ProPublica
Chemical ecologist Markus Knaden and colleagues focused on one pollutant — ozone, the main ingredient in smog.This moth may outsmart smog by learning to like pollution-altered aromas | Carmen Drahl | September 11, 2020 | Science News
Especially in the summer and in urban areas, it’s a significant component of 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The authorities claim that this move is one of the measures that will curb the persistent smog that plagues the capital.
Even though sales have increased dramatically as smog is becoming the norm, they represent a significant investment.
The officials of Guizhou are not the only ones to take advantage of smog-riddled northern skies.
As the smog that was “Juanuary” lifts, we can finally digest what happened in Vietnam.
Harsh sunlight pierced the smog and he felt his eyes watering.This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
It was like bathing in air, washing away the smog of those long days of imprisonment.Star Born | Andre Norton
That means more toxic chemicals in our water, more smog in our air, more pesticides in our food.
Last year we put in place the toughest-ever controls on smog and soot.
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
British Dictionary definitions for smog
a mixture of smoke, fog, and chemical fumes
- smoggy, adjective
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Scientific definitions for smog
A form of air pollution produced by the reaction of sunlight with hydrocarbons, nitrogen compounds, and other gases primarily released in automobile exhaust. Smog is common in large urban areas, especially during hot, sunny weather, where it appears as a brownish haze that can irritate the eyes and lungs. Ozone, a toxic gas that is not normally produced at lower atmospheric levels, is one of the primary pollutants created in this kind of smog. Also called photochemical smog
Fog that has become polluted with smoke and particulates, especially from burning coal.
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Cultural definitions for smog
A haze or fog composed of water vapor, complex molecules, and suspended particles.
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