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Smear


SMEAR, verb transitive

1. To overspread with any thing unctuous, viscous or adhesive; to besmear; to daub; as, to smear any thing with oil, butter, pitch, etc.

2. To soil; to contaminate; to pollute; as smeared with infamy.

SMEAR, noun A fat oily substance; ointment. [Little used.]