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v. snuffed, snuff·ing, snuffs
To inhale something audibly through the nose; sniff. n.
A preparation of finely pulverized tobacco that can be drawn up into the nostrils by inhaling.
A medicated powder inhaled through or blown into the nose.
Showing or doing murder, esp the killing of women in sadistic shows or orgies: the snuff murder of an abused and homeless teenaged girl/ the vogue of the snuff film (1975+)verb
To kill: more chillingly, STRESS snuffed at least 20 civilians/ Garlic never snuffed me (1973+)Related Terms
[fr the idea of snuffing out a flame; found by 1884 in the form snuff out]
powdered preparation of tobacco used by inhalation or by dipping-that is, rubbing on the teeth and gums. Manufacture involves grinding the tobacco and subjecting it to repeated fermentations. Snuffs may be scented with attar of roses, lavender, cloves, jasmine, etc.