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SNUFF, noun [allied to snub, neb, nib.]

1. The burning part of a candle wick, or that which has been charred by the flame, whether burning or not.

2. A candle almost burnt out.

3. Pulverized tobacco, taken or prepared to be taken into the nose.

4. Resentment; huff, expressed by a snuffing of the nose.

SNUFF, verb transitive

1. To draw in with the breath; to inhale; as, to snuff the wind.

2. To scent; to smell; to perceive by the nose.

3. To crop the snuff as of a candle; to take off the end of the snuff

SNUFF, verb intransitive

1. To snort; to inhale air with violence or with noise; as dogs and horses.

2. To turn up the nose and inhale air in contempt. Malachi 1:13.

3. To take offense.