- (transitive, intransitive) To make or become smoked or smoky.
- 2011, Allan Massie, Arthur the King:
- She chewed on a knuckle bone and was silent, looking into the dying fire, till she raised her smokened face, looked at him steadily and said, 'You were born an old soul indeed, as I recall, but I'll thank you to remember that this boy, whom I have come to think of as my own bairn too, is one of the innocents of the world.'
- 2012, Joseph Harry Silber, Bum:
- Steals a large jacket someone left on a chair; steals gulps of O2 from the smokening air; clutches a lost apple and flashlight and gauze; […]
(Usually the verb is conjugated without modifying the stem smoke (from English) in its written form, although it is pronounced as if it were spelt smookte, gesmookt. The now-obsolete native word smoken (smookte, gesmookt) was conjugated like a regular weak verb.)
|Inflection of smoken (weak)|
|present tense||past tense|
|1st person singular||smoke||smokete|
|2nd person sing. (jij)||smoket||smokete|
|2nd person sing. (u)||smoket||smokete|
|2nd person sing. (gij)||smoket||smokete|
|3rd person singular||smoket||smokete|
German Low GermanEdit
From Middle Low German smôken, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *smaukiz (“smoke”) (Middle Low German smôk), either as a Middle Low German derivation or via an unrecorded Old Saxon form. Cognate with Dutch smoken, English smoke, German schmauchen, West Frisian smoke. More at smoke.