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cigarette in Tobacco topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcigarettecig‧a‧rette /ˌsɪɡəˈret $ ˈsɪɡəˌret, ˌsɪɡəˈret/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DFTa thin tube of paper filled with finely cut tobacco that people smokecigar 🔊 a packet of cigarettesCOLLOCATIONSphrasesa packet of cigarettes British English, a pack of cigarettes American EnglishHow much does a packet of cigarettes cost?verbssmoke a cigaretteSome of the boys were smoking cigarettes.light a cigaretteWill went outside and lit a cigarette.roll a cigarette (=make your own cigarette using special paper)It’s cheaper to roll your own cigarettes.put out/stub out a cigarette (=stop it burning)Kit stubbed out her cigarette in the fireplace.extinguish a cigarette formal (=put out a cigarette)The pilot said 'Please extinguish all cigarettes and fasten your seat belts.’pull on/drag on/draw on a cigarette (=smoke a cigarette with deep breaths)Ed was leaning out of the window and dragging on a cigarette.adjectivesa lit/lighted/burning cigaretteSomeone dropped a lit cigarette and started the fire.a half-smoked cigarette (=that someone has not finished smoking)There was a half-smoked cigarette in the ashtray.cigarette + NOUNcigarette smokeThe room was full of cigarette smoke.cigarette smokingEveryone knows that cigarette smoking is bad for you.a cigarette lighter (=something that produces a flame for lighting cigarettes)Does anyone have a match or a cigarette lighter?a cigarette packet British English, a cigarette pack American EnglishHer mother found an empty cigarette packet in her pocket.cigarette advertisingAll cigarette advertising has been banned.a cigarette butt (also a cigarette end British English) (=the part that remains when you have finished smoking it)The ashtray was full of old cigarette butts.cigarette ashShe flicked her cigarette ash onto the ground.a cigarette case (=a small case for carrying cigarettes in)a cigarette holder (=a narrow tube for holding a cigarette when you smoke it)
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cigaretteTo put a kid like Delia in eight-hour isolation for accepting a cigarette from a friend is bizarre and outrageous.When Madeleine offered him a cigarette, he hesitated, then took one.If Clarence had lit a cigarette and that caused the explosion, then the Trust would be under no liability.She was sitting on a grassy bank, leaning forward a little, a cigarette between her fingers, and she was speaking.Mattie looked in confusion at Alice, watching her cooly smoking a cigarette.The ashtray was full of cigarette butts.a pack of cigarettesThey shared the same cigarette and frolicked in the pool.There was a silver cigarette lighter in the desk drawer, he remembered, rarely used now that he'd almost given up.When he'd done that he took the cigarette out of his mouth, tapped some ash off and studied the glowing end.