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snuff
     1. n. Finely ground or pulverized tobacco intended for use by being sniffed or snorted into the nose.
     2. n. Fine-ground or minced tobacco, dry or moistened, intended for use by placing a pinch behind the lip or beneath the tongue; see also snus.
     3. n. A snort or sniff of fine-ground, powdered, or pulverized tobacco.
     4. n. The act of briskly inhaling by the nose; a sniff, a snort.
     5. n. Resentment or skepticism expressed by quickly drawing air through the nose; snuffling; sniffling.
     6. n. (obsolete) Snot, mucus.
     7. n. (obsolete) Smell, scent, odour.
     8. v. To inhale through the nose.
     9. v. To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offence.
     10. n. The burning part of a candle wick, or the black, burnt remains of a wick (which must be periodically removed).
     11. n. (obsolete) Leavings in a glass after drinking; heeltaps.
     12. n. (slang) A murder.
     13. n. (attributive) A form of pornographic film which involves someone actually being murdered.
     14. v. To extinguish a candle or oil-lamp flame by covering the burning end of the wick until the flame is suffocated.
     15. v. (obsolete) To trim the burnt part of a candle wick.
     16. v. (slang) To kill a person; to snuff out.

Example Sentences

It's a lot of people to snuff at once. 


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