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3 entries found for snuff.
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Main Entry: 1snuff
Pronunciation: primarystresssnschwaf
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English snoffe "the burned end of a candle wick"
1 : to cut or pinch off the burned end of the wick of a candle so as to brighten the light
2 : to put an end to : EXTINGUISH <snuff out a candle> <snuff out a life>

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