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Smear meaning

smear - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil.
  2. 2. To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy.
  3. 3. A fat, oily substance; oinment.
  4. 4. Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.
  5. 5. To daub.

smear - examples of usage

  1. The operator should smear his arms with carbolized lard or vaseline to protect them against infection, and particularly in delayed cases with putrid membranes. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. His face was a smear of blood, venom, and all the bandit passions. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  3. And when he kissed Lenore he left a great smear on her cheek. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
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