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[smohk-lis] /ˈsmoʊk lɪs/
emitting, producing, or having little or no smoke.
Origin of smokeless
1575-80; smoke + -less
Related forms
smokelessly, adverb
smokelessness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for smokeless
  • The difference between smoking and smokeless engines is crucial to the pilots but virtually undetectable by the untrained eye.
  • smokeless tobacco products allow tobacco to be absorbed by the digestive system or through mucous membranes.
  • Magazine readers no longer have to squint to see the health warning on ads for smokeless tobacco products.
  • Seeing past smokeless tobacco advertising and promotion.
  • smokeless or spit tobacco use is a known cause of cancer, and not a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes.
  • Smoking and smokeless tobacco use are almost always initiated and established during adolescence.
British Dictionary definitions for smokeless


having or producing little or no smoke: smokeless fuel
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Word Origin and History for smokeless

"emitting little smoke," 1580s, from smoke (n.1) + -less.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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