chain smoker


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chain-smoke

(chān′smōk′)
v. chain-smoked, chain-smok·ing, chain-smokes
v.intr.
To smoke continually, as by lighting the next cigarette from the previous one.
v.tr.
To smoke (cigarettes, for example) in continuing succession.

chain smoker n.
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Translations

chain smoker

nfumatore/trice accanito/a
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