water smoke

noun

Definition of water smoke

1 : mist or foggy vapor rising from the surface of a body of water
2 : the moisture that rises in the firing of clayware in the form of vapor from the green brick as it is undergoing heating

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water-smoke

transitive verb

Definition of water-smoke

: to drive off the moisture in (as green brick) in the preliminary stage of burning by means of a slow fire

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