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Definition of Snuff


  1. The part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not.
  2. To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of.
  3. To draw in, or to inhale, forcibly through the nose; to sniff.
  4. To perceive by the nose; to scent; to smell.
  5. To inhale air through the nose with violence or with noise, as do dogs and horses.
  6. To turn up the nose and inhale air, as an expression of contempt; hence, to take offense.
  7. The act of snuffing; perception by snuffing; a sniff.
  8. Pulverized tobacco, etc., prepared to be taken into the nose; also, the amount taken at once.
  9. Resentment, displeasure, or contempt, expressed by a snuffing of the nose.
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Snuff Translations

snuff in French is coryza
snuff in German is schnupfen, Butzen
snuff in Italian is raffreddore
snuff in Spanish is constipado, rape