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secondhand smoke

noun

Simple Definition of secondhand smoke

  • : smoke from a cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc., that can be inhaled by people who are near the person who is smoking

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of secondhand smoke

  1. :  tobacco smoke that is exhaled by smokers or is given off by burning tobacco and is inhaled by persons nearby

1976

First Known Use of secondhand smoke

1976


Medical Dictionary

secondhand smoke

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noun sec·ond·hand smoke \ˌsek-ən(d)-ˌhan(d)-\

Medical Definition of secondhand smoke

  1. :  tobacco smoke that is exhaled by a smoker or is given off by burning tobacco (as of a cigarette) and is inhaled by persons nearby—called also passive smoke




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