passive smoking

noun

Definition of passive smoking

: the involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke (as from another's cigarette) especially by a nonsmoker

First Known Use of passive smoking

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of passive smoking was in 1971

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“Passive smoking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passive%20smoking. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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passive smoking

noun

English Language Learners Definition of passive smoking

: the breathing in of cigarette smoke from people who are smoking nearby

passive smoking

noun

Medical Definition of passive smoking

: the involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke (as from another's cigarette) especially by a nonsmoker

Other Words from passive smoking

passive smoker noun

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