besmog

transitive verb be·smog \ bi-ˈsmäg , bē- \

Definition of besmog

besmogged; besmogging; besmogs
1 :to fill (an area) with smog
  • It has since fallen prey to the concrete tentacles of outward-thrusting San Jose, which has besmogged what was once a garden spot of the world.
  • —Thomas Andrew BaileyThe American Pageant Revisited1982
  • As a consequence of this increasing urban concentration, cities and their surroundings have become increasingly congested, cluttered, blighted and besmogged.
  • The President's Council on Recreation and Natural Beauty, From Sea to Shining Sea1968
  • Pollution in Los Angeles is a serious health hazard, but how may the citizens of that besmogged metropolis sue?
  • —Ralph NaderThe Ralph Nader Reader2000
2 :to obscure (something) as if with smog
  • The blurry line between television news and show business was further besmogged recently by a “Special All-Star Issue” of TV Guide, that drum beater for commercial television.
  • —Walter GoodmanNew York Times9 May 1996

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First Known Use of besmog

1955


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