- Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility.
- 1772 December, James Cook, wikisource:A_Voyage_Towards_the_South_pole_and_Around_the_World, A_Voyage_Towards_the_South_pole_and_Around_the_World, vol. 1 ch. 2:
- Our hopes, however, soon vanished; for before eight o'clock, the serenity of the sky was changed into a thick , accompanied with rain.
- 1895, H.G. Wells, wikisource:The Cone, The Cone:
- A blue , half dust, half mist, touched the long valley with mystery.
- The degree of cloudiness or turbidity in a clear glass or plastic, measured in percent.
- 1998, Leonard I. Nass and Charles A. Heiberger, Encyclopedia of PVC http://books.google.com/books?id=mDe7EidmglIC&, ISBN 0824778227, page 318:
- Haze is listed as a percent value and, typically, is about 1% for meat film.
- (brewing, countable) Any substance causing turbidity in beer or wine.
- 1985, Philip Jackisch, Modern Winemaking http://books.google.com/books?id=Zf-24UvvT4oC, ISBN 0801414555, page 69:
- Various clarifying and fining agents are used in winemaking to remove hazes.
- Mental confusion; the state of being in a haze.
- 2000, Daphné Du Maurier, The Scapegoat http://books.google.com/books?id=cf4-iVG03pEC, ISBN 081221725X, page 218:
- In my of alcohol, I thought for one crazy instant that he had plumbed my secret.
verb (hazes, hazing, hazed)
- German: Dunst
- Spanish: bruma
(trans-top, degree of cloudiness in a glass or plastic)
- To perform an unpleasant initiation ritual upon a usually non-consenting individual, especially freshmen to a closed community such as a college or military unit.
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