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  1. fog
    IPA[fôɡ]
  2. noun

    • 1. a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface which obscures or restricts visibility (to a greater extent than mist; strictly, reducing visibility to below 1 km):

      the collision occurred in thick fog
      Synonym : mist, mistiness, fogginess, haar, smog, murk, murkiness, haze, haziness, gloom, gloominess, (sea) fret, clag, pea-souper, brume, fume
    • 2. an opaque mass of something in the atmosphere:

      a whirling fog of dust
    • 3. cloudiness which obscures the image on a developed negative or print.

    • 4. something that obscures and confuses a situation or someone's thought processes:

      the origins of local government are lost in a fog of detail
      Synonym : daze, stupor, trance, haze, muddle, state of bewilderment, state of confusion, state of disorientation

    verb

    • 1. (with reference to a glass surface) cover or become covered with steam:

      hot steam drifted about her, fogging up the window the windshield was starting to fog up
      Synonym : steam up, mist over, cloud over, film over, become misty, become blurred, become covered in condensation, make hazy, make cloudy, obscure, shade, veil, befog, becloud
    • 2. make (a film, negative, or print) obscure or cloudy.

    • 3. bewilder or puzzle (someone):

      she stared at him, confusion fogging her brain
    • 4. make (an idea or situation) difficult to understand:

      the government has been fogging the issue
    • 5. treat with something, especially an insecticide, in the form of a spray:

      Winnipeg stopped fogging for mosquitoes three years ago
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: fog

    • v.: verb: fog, 3rd person present: fogs, gerund or present participle: fogging, past tense: fogged, past participle: fogged

    • noun

      the grass which grows in a field after a crop of hay has been taken.

      long grass left standing in a pasture and used as winter grazing.

    • noun

      a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface which obscures or restricts visibility (to a greater extent than mist; strictly, reducing visibility to below 1 km):

      an opaque mass of particles in the air:

    • verb

      (with reference to a glass surface) cover or become covered with steam:

      make (a film, negative, or print) obscure or cloudy.

    • noun

      the grass which grows in a field after a crop of hay has been taken.

      long grass left standing in a pasture and used as winter grazing.

    • noun

      fog formed of minute ice crystals.
    • noun

      a dense mass of fog, especially at sea.
    • noun

      a bright light on a motor vehicle, used in foggy conditions to improve road visibility or warn other drivers of one's presence.
    • noun

      a common Eurasian pasture grass with soft downy leaves.
    • noun

      a small explosive charge which can be placed on a railway line in fog to be set off by the train as a signal to the driver.
    • noun

      a dense mass of fog, especially at sea.
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