nonsmoking

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adjective non·smok·ing \ ˌnän-ˈsmō-kiŋ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of nonsmoking

1 :not permitting smoking
  • the nonsmoking section of a restaurant
2 :not smoking; especially :not having the habit of smoking tobacco
  • … he proclaimed that smokers were hurting not just themselves but their nonsmoking neighbors …
  • —Otto Friedrich

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First Known Use of nonsmoking

1851


NONSMOKING Defined for Kids

nonsmoking

adjective non·smok·ing \ (ˈ)nän-ˈsmō-kiŋ \

Definition of nonsmoking for Students

:reserved for the use of nonsmokers
  • I prefer the nonsmoking section of the restaurant.

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