haze

Haze is the fog or mist that's caused by small particles in the air. There is often a haze hovering over the city of Los Angeles.

Although the noun haze can describe any kind of misty or slightly obscured air, it usually refers to visible air pollution, rather than just fog. You can also talk about being in a haze when you're confused or disoriented. When you hear haze being used as a verb, it usually means to torment a new, young recruit to a club, group, team, the way fraternity brothers sometimes haze a new member, forcing him to perform humiliating or dangerous actions.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: haze

1
nv
atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
become hazy, dull, or cloudy
2
v
harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: haze
1

n atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility

Type of:
aerosol
a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas

n confusion characterized by lack of clarity

Synonyms:
daze, fog
Type of:
confusedness, confusion, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness
a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

v become hazy, dull, or cloudy

Type of:
cloud, overcast
make overcast or cloudy
2

v harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions

Type of:
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke
annoy continually or chronically
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