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Topic: DRUG CULTURE

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from the sound

snort

1 verb
     
snort1
1 [intransitive and transitive] to breathe air in a noisy way out through your nose, especially to show that you are annoyed or amused:
'Certainly not,' he snorted.
The horse snorted and stamped its hoof impatiently.
2 [transitive]MDD to take drugs by breathing them in through your nose [↪ sniff]:
snorting cocaine
WORD FOCUS: breathe WORD FOCUS: breathe
to breathe in: inhale formal

to breathe out: exhale formal

to breathe noisily: sniff, snore (when sleeping)
snort
, sigh

to breathe with difficulty: gasp, pant, wheeze, be short of breath, be out of breath

to be unable to breathe: choke, suffocate
breathe

See also
breathe
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