passive smoking

passive smoking

noun
the inhaling of cigarette, cigar, and pipe smoke of others, especially by a nonsmoker in an enclosed area.
Also called passive inhalation.


Origin:
1970–75

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passive smoking
 
n
the inhalation of smoke from other people's cigarettes by a nonsmoker
 
passive smoker
 
n

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Main Entry:  passive smoking
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  involuntary inhaling of smoke created by others
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