stoke

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[ stohk ]
/ stoʊk /

verb (used with object), stoked, stok·ing.

to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
to tend the fire of (a furnace, especially one used with a boiler to generate steam for an engine); supply with fuel.

verb (used without object), stoked, stok·ing.

to shake up the coals of a fire.
to tend a fire or furnace.

Origin of stoke

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1675–85; < Dutch stoken to feed or stock a fire; see stock

Definition for stoke (2 of 2)

stoke

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[ stohk ]
/ stoʊk /

noun Physics.

a unit of kinematic viscosity, equal to the viscosity of a fluid in poises divided by the density of the fluid in grams per cubic centimeter.

Origin of stoke

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after Sir G. Stokes
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British Dictionary definitions for stoke

stoke

/ (stəʊk) /

verb

to feed, stir, and tend (a fire, furnace, etc)
(tr) to tend the furnace of; act as a stoker for

See also stoke up

Word Origin for stoke

C17: back formation from stoker
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Medicine definitions for stoke

stoke

[ stōk ]

n.

A unit of kinematic viscosity equal to that of a fluid with a viscosity of one poise and a density of one gram per milliliter.

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