vb mainly tr
1 to bedaub or cover with oil, grease, etc.
2 to rub over or apply thickly
3 to rub so as to produce a smudge
slang to defeat completely
6 intr to be or become smeared or dirtied
b (as modifier)
9 a preparation of blood, secretions, etc., smeared onto a glass slide for examination under a microscope (Old English smeoru (n); related to Old Norse smjör fat, Old High German smero, Greek muron ointment)
n (Med) a smear of cellular material taken from the neck (cervix) of the uterus for detection of cancer, (Also called)
Pap test, smear
n (Med) another name for →
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