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Definition of Smudging

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smear, soil, dirty, stain; become smudged; create a smoky fire to drive away insects
Smudging Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Smudge
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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1. a smoky fire to drive away insects
(hypernym) fire
2. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
(synonym) spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur
(hypernym) blemish, defect, mar
(hyponym) blotch, splodge, splotch
(derivation) smear, blur, smutch

1. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
(synonym) smear, blur, smutch
(hypernym) rub
(hyponym) resmudge
(derivation) spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur
Smudging Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs, usually bound with string into a small bundle. The herbs are later burned as part of a ritual or ceremony. Plants that are often used include sage and cedar.

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Smudging Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Book of Shadows
Waving a smoldering handful of herbs around a person, as a ritual cleansing gesture. An American practice adopted from Native Americans, though the Native American practice itself is said to have arisen only in the past hundred years.