- to cover or envelop with or as if with smog.
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
November 12, 2014
Even though sales have increased dramatically as smog is becoming the norm, they represent a significant investment.The Chinese Can’t Catch Their Breath
May 5, 2014
As the smog that was “Juanuary” lifts, we can finally digest what happened in Vietnam.Juan Pablo Has Ruined ‘The Bachelor’
February 11, 2014
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
September 5, 2012
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
February 18, 2012
Harsh sunlight pierced the smog and he felt his eyes watering.This Crowded Earth
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
It was like bathing in air, washing away the smog of those long days of imprisonment.Star Born
- a mixture of smoke, fog, and chemical fumes
Word Origin and History 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.
- Fog that has become mixed and polluted with smoke.
- A form of air pollution produced when sunlight causes hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides from automotive emissions to combine in a photochemical reaction.
- 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.
A haze or fog composed of water vapor, complex molecules, and suspended particles.