snuffing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

snuffing

  1. Present participle of snuff.

Noun[edit]

snuffing (plural snuffings)

  1. The act by which a candle, etc. is snuffed out.
  2. The act of one who snuffs or makes a low sniffing sound.
    • 1879, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Vixen
      Then there were frantic snuffings under the doors, and a general agitation.