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smut meaning

Pronunciation:   "smut" in a sentence
  • Noun: smut  smút
    1. A black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
      - carbon black, lampblack, soot, crock 
    2. Destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores 
    3. Any fungus of the order Ustilaginales
      - smut fungus 
    4. An offensive or indecent word or phrase
      - obscenity, vulgarism, filth, dirty word 
    5. Creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
      - pornography, erotica
    Verb: smut (smutted,smutting)  smút
    1. Make obscene
      "This line in the play smuts the entire act" 
    2. Stain with a dirty substance, such as soot 
    3. Become affected with smut
      "the corn smutted and could not be eaten" 
    4. Affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn

    Derived forms: smutting, smutted, smuts

    See also: smutty

    Type of: alter, atomic number 6, C, carbon, change, creation, creative activity, fungus, infect, mildew, modify, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], plant disease, profanity, stain, taint

    Part of: order Ustilaginales, Ustilaginales

    Encyclopedia: Smut


  • [Medicine]
    n : any of various destructive diseases esp. of cereal grasses caused by parasitic fungi (order Ustilaginales); also : a fungus causing a smut

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  1. smuts had gone on to much more contentious matters.
  2. general smuts telegraphed to me next day in terms which illustrate so well his breadth of vision.
  3. cause and control measures of maize head smut
  4. efficacy of 30 aimiao ec against rice false smut
  5. the tabloid papers are full of smut

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