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

transitive + intransitive

: to smoke to excess: such as
: 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
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oversmoke was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Oversmoke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversmoke. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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