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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smeared  \Smeared\,  a.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Having  the  color  mark  ings  ill  defined,  as  if  rubbed;  as  the 
  smeared  dagger  moth  ({Apatela  oblinita}). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Smear  \Smear\  (sm[=e]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Smeared} 
  (sm[=e]rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Smearing}.]  [OE.  smeren 
  smerien  AS  smierwan  smyrwan  fr  smeoru  fat,  grease;  akin 
  to  D.  smeren  OHG.  smirwen  G.  schmieren  Icel.  smyrja  to 
  anoint.  See  {Smear},  n.] 
  1.  To  overspread  with  anything  unctuous,  viscous,  or 
  adhesive;  to  daub;  as  to  smear  anything  with  oil.  ``Smear 
  the  sleepy  grooms  with  blood.''  --Shak. 
  2.  To  soil  in  any  way  to  contaminate;  to  pollute;  to  stain 
  morally;  as  to  be  smeared  with  infamy.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  smeared  with  something  that  soils  or  stains;  these  words  are 
  often  used  in  combination;  "oil-smeared  work  clothes"; 
  "hostile  faces  smirched  by  the  grime  and  rust"-  Henry 
  Roth;  "ink-smudged  fingers"  [syn:  {smirched},  {smudged}, 

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