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  1. (verb-intransitive) To smoke, steam, or fume.
  2. (verb-intransitive) To be pervaded by something unpleasant: "This document ... reeks of self-pity and self-deception” ( Christopher Hitchens).
  3. (verb-intransitive) To give off or become permeated with a strong unpleasant odor: "Grandma, who reeks of face powder and lilac water” ( Garrison Keillor).
  4. (verb-transitive) To emit or exude (smoke, for example).
  5. (verb-transitive) To process or treat by exposing to the action of smoke.
  6. (noun) A strong offensive odor; a stench. See Synonyms at stench.
  7. (noun) Vapor; steam.


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