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  1. present participle of smudge


smudging (plural smudgings)

  1. The act of something being smudged.
  2. A stain or smear left by something being smudged.
    • 2004, Mark Thompson, Leather Folk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice, page 88:
      Besides, the body paint would probably be visible on the sheets as dark smudgings, since the films were merely in black and white.
  3. (paganism) Suffumigation.
    • 2002, Raven Kaldera, ‎Tannin Schwartzstein, The Urban Primitive: Paganism in the Concrete Jungle, page 36:
      One of the most common forms of purification is done with smoke, using some kind of smoking or smudging.