oversmoke

verb
over·​smoke | \ ˌō-vər-ˈsmōk How to pronounce oversmoke (audio) \
oversmoked; oversmoking

Definition of oversmoke

transitive + intransitive

: to smoke to excess: such as
a : to expose (a food) to too much smoke during curing The biggest mistake people make is they oversmoke it. There's a lot of mistakes you can make with barbecue.— Joel Sexton I like to use a mix of hickory and fruitwoods to smoke my hams, but please yourself, keeping in mind that stronger woods like hickory will impart a bitter taste if you oversmoke, …— Tom Mylan
b : to smoke tobacco to excess The Swami admitted that he oversmokes. "You must listen to me," he giggled, "not follow me."— Christopher Isherwood In less striking ways youth risks much: turning night into day; oversmoking cigarettes, overeating rich foods and sweets …— Frederick Houk Law

First Known Use of oversmoke

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Oversmoke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversmoke. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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