Smudge Smudge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smudged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smudging}.] 1. To stifle or smother with smoke; to smoke by means of a smudge. [1913 Webster]

2. To smear; to smutch; to soil; to blacken with smoke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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