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Definition of "snuff" []

  • To inhale (something) audibly through the nose; sniff. (verb-transitive)
  • To sense or examine by smelling; sniff at. (verb-transitive)
  • To sniff; inhale. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of snuffing or the sound produced by it; a snuffle. (noun)
  • The charred portion of a candlewick. (noun)

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 "snuff" in a sentence
  • "Seems to me, sir -- _snuff, snuff, snuff_ -- that the way to do him good is to let him have his own way, so long as he doesn't want to do anything silly."
  • "Darwin also regularly went roaming from his study on foot, to dip snuff from a jug in the hall, or to check the mail, delivered several times a day then."
  • "I dont choose to see murders depicted, either in snuff films or in snuff photography."