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fog 1

 (fôg, fŏg)
1. Condensed water vapor in cloudlike masses lying close to the ground and limiting visibility.
a. An obscuring haze, as of atmospheric dust or smoke.
b. A mist or film clouding a surface, as of a window, lens, or mirror.
3. A cloud of vaporized liquid, especially a chemical spray used in fighting fires.
a. A state of mental vagueness or bewilderment.
b. Something that obscures or conceals; a haze: shrouded their actions in a fog of disinformation.
5. A blur on a developed photographic image.
v. fogged, fog·ging, fogs
1. To cover or envelop with fog.
2. To cause to be obscured; cloud.
3. To make vague, hazy, or confused: a memory that had been fogged by time.
4. To obscure or dim (a photographic image).
1. To be covered with fog.
2. To be blurred, clouded, or obscured: My glasses fogged in the warm air.
3. To be dimmed or obscured. Used of a photographic image.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

fog′ger n.

fog 2

 (fôg, fŏg)
1. A new growth of grass appearing on a field that has been mowed or grazed.
2. Tall, coarse grass left standing in fields through the winter.

[Middle English fogge, tall grass; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.]
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(fɒɡd) or


(Photography) photog affected or obscured by fog
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Adj.1.fogged - obscured by fog; "he could barely see through the fogged window"
opaque - not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"
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Unlike the rounded droplets on a fogged surface, the resulting film of water can't scatter light.
The fogged areas were not in the patient anatomy, so exams continued in this fast-paced environment.
The right conditions kept this part of the valley fogged in all day long, while points north got to enjoy some sunshine.