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adjective Slang.
  1. exhilarated; excited.
  2. intoxicated or stupefied with a drug; high.
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Origin of stoked

Related formsun·stoked, adjective


verb (used with object), stoked, stok·ing.
  1. to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
  2. to tend the fire of (a furnace, especially one used with a boiler to generate steam for an engine); supply with fuel.
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verb (used without object), stoked, stok·ing.
  1. to shake up the coals of a fire.
  2. to tend a fire or furnace.
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Origin of stoke

1675–85; < Dutch stoken to feed or stock a fire; see stock
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Related Words for stoked

elated, inspired, moved, electrified, touched, animated, excited, stirred, aroused, atingle

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Contemporary Examples of stoked

Historical Examples of stoked

  • The fire had been stoked in his absence, and was now burning gloriously.

    Mary Gray

    Katharine Tynan

  • The fireman threw open the furnace-door and stoked the fire as we approached.

    Aladdin &amp; Co.

    Herbert Quick

  • Then he stoked the fire, blew it, and set them all round it to warm themselves.

    Grimms' Fairy Tales

    The Brothers Grimm

  • He lighted up the furnace with dry wood, then stoked it full of coal.

    Darkness and Dawn

    George Allan England

  • In one case he stoked the furnaces of a coal mine for a week.

    A Captain in the Ranks

    George Cary Eggleston

British Dictionary definitions for stoked


  1. NZ informal very pleased; elatedreally stoked to have got the job
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  1. to feed, stir, and tend (a fire, furnace, etc)
  2. (tr) to tend the furnace of; act as a stoker for
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See also stoke up

Word Origin for stoke

C17: back formation from stoker
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Word Origin and History for stoked



1650s (implied in stoker), "to feed and stir up a fire in a fireplace," from Dutch stoken "to stoke," from Middle Dutch stoken "to poke, thrust," related to stoc "stick, stump," from Proto-Germanic *stok-, variant of *stik-, *stek- "pierce, prick" (see stick (v.)). Stoked "enthusiastic" recorded in surfer slang by 1963, but the extension of the word to persons is older:

Having "stoked up," as the men called it, the brigades paraded at 10.30 a.m., ready for the next stage of the march. ["Cassell's History of the Boer War," 1901]
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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

stoked in Medicine


  1. 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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