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  1. haze
    IPA[hāz]
  2. noun

    • 1. a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles:

      the cold air has no pollution and very little haze there was a thick haze on this October morning
      Synonym : mist, fog, cloud, smog, cloudiness, mistiness, fogginess, smokiness, vapor, steam, clag
    • 2. a tenuous cloud of something such as vapor or smoke in the air:

      a faint haze of steam
    • 3. a state of mental obscurity or confusion:

      through an alcoholic haze
      Synonym : blur, daze, confusion, vagueness, muddle, befuddlement, obscurity, dimness, indistinctness
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: haze

    • verb

      force (a new or potential recruit to the military, a college fraternity, etc.) to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks:

      drive (cattle) while on horseback:

    • noun

      a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles:

      a very fine cloud of something such as vapour or smoke in the air:

    • verb

      obscure with a haze:
    • verb

      force (a new or potential recruit to the military or a university fraternity) to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks:

      drive (cattle) while on horseback:

    • noun

      the imposition of strenuous, often humiliating, tasks as part of a program of rigorous physical training and initiation:

      humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals, especially as imposed on college students seeking membership to a fraternity or sorority:

    • noun

      an obscuration of the atmosphere in hot weather, especially a shimmering in the air near the ground that distorts distant views.
    • noun

      an obscuration of the atmosphere in hot weather, especially a shimmering in the air near the ground that distorts distant views.
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