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

Definition of besmog






  1. 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 Bailey, The American Pageant Revisited, 1982 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 Sea, 1968 Pollution in Los Angeles is a serious health hazard, but how may the citizens of that besmogged metropolis sue? — Ralph Nader, The Ralph Nader Reader, 2000

  2. 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 Goodman, New York Times, 9 May 1996

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a brief usually trivial fact

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