smog
noun Etymology: smoke + fog Date: 1884 a fog made heavier and darker by smoke and chemical fumes; also a photochemical haze caused by the action of solar ultraviolet radiation on atmosphere polluted with hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen especially from automobile exhaust • smogless adjective

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  • Smog — der; [s], s <aus gleichbed. engl. smog, zusammengezogen aus smoke »Rauch« u. fog »Nebel«> dicke, undurchdringliche, aus Rauch u. Schmutz bestehende Dunstglocke über Industriestädten …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Smog — Smog: Das Substantiv mit der Bedeutung »mit Abgasen, Rauch u. a. gemischter Dunst oder Nebel über Industriestädten« ist seit der Mitte des 20. Jh.s im Deutschen gebräuchlich. Es wurde entlehnt aus gleichbed. engl. smog, einer Wortmischung aus… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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