haze definition

  • noun:
    • Atmospheric moisture, dirt, smoke, and vapor that diminishes exposure.
    • A partially opaque covering: allow the polish dry to a haze before buffing it.
    • A vague or perplexed state of mind.
    • extremely fine solid particles (smoke, dirt) or fluid droplets (dampness) suspended in the air, a little limiting exposure.
    • A reduction of transparency of a definite gas or liquid.
    • An analogous dullness on a surface that's preferably very reflective or transparent.
    • Any state suggestive of haze in the atmosphere, such emotional confusion or vagueness of memory.
    • The degree of cloudiness or turbidity in a definite glass or plastic, measured in %.
    • Any compound causing turbidity in beer or wine.
    • Light vapor or smoke floating around which almost impedes eyesight, with little or no moisture; too little transparency floating around; for this reason, figuratively, obscurity; dimness.
    • circumstances of confusion, uncertainty, or vagueness of idea or perception.
    • The aggregation of a countless great number of extremely small and even ultra-microscopic particles in the air, independently invisible, but producing within the aggregate an opaqueness of the atmosphere.
    • atmospheric dampness or dust or smoke that triggers paid down exposure
    • confusion characterized by lack of clarity
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be misty or hazy; blur.
    • become hazy, or thick with haze.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To persecute or harass with meaningless, hard, or humiliating tasks.
    • To initiate, as into a college fraternity, by exacting humiliating activities from or playing rough practical jokes upon.
    • To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or hard work.
    • To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by useful jokes; -- used esp. of students, as an initiation rite into a fraternity or other group.
  • verb:
    • to do an unpleasant initiation ritual upon a usually non-consenting person, specifically freshmen to a closed community such as for example a college or armed forces product.
    • To oppress or harass by pushing to complete hard and unneeded work.
    • harass by imposing humiliating or painful jobs, such as army organizations
    • become hazy, lifeless, or cloudy
  • others:
    • To drizzle.
    • becoming or come to be foggy or hazy.
    • To harass with work; punish with unneeded work, as a seaman.
    • to try out mischievous or abusive tricks on; attempt the pluck or mood of, specially by physical persecution, as lower-class students in a college or new-comers in an establishment of any sort.
    • To frolic; lark.

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