chain-smoke

verb
\ ˈchān-ˈsmōk How to pronounce chain-smoke (audio) \
chain-smoked; chain-smoking; chain-smokes

Definition of chain-smoke

transitive + intransitive

: to smoke something, especially cigarettes, continually … the modest kitchen where she sits chain-smoking at a cluttered table.— Mark Binelli He wore steel-rimmed eyeglasses, chain-smoked cigarettes, and behaved like a cross between General Douglas MacArthur and a movie producer's dream of a dynamic newspaperman.— Russell Baker

Other Words from chain-smoke

chain-smoker \ ˈchān-​ˌsmō-​kər How to pronounce chain-smoke (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of chain-smoke

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Chain-smoke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chain-smoke. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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chain-smoke

verb
How to pronounce chain-smoke (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of chain-smoke

: to smoke cigarettes continuously one after another

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