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Definition of "chain-smoke" [chain-smoke]

  • To smoke continually, as by lighting the next cigarette from the previous one. (verb-intransitive)
  • To smoke (cigarettes, for example) in continuing succession. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chain-smoke" in a sentence
  • "Bill and Melinda are also characters who've lived long, relatively healthy lives, but still chain-smoke cigarettes."
  • "I'd head straight for the vast heated greenhouses, where I'd pity my adolescent plight, chain-smoke, and glory in the insane vegetation that burgeoned there."
  • "I want to sit in bed and chain-smoke while high on half a Vicodin and watch a couple of documentaries like I used to do on a Friday night when the mood struck."
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