haze

Definitions:

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  • Atmospheric moisture, dust, smoke, and vapor that diminishes visibility.
  • A partially opaque covering.
  • A vague or confused state of mind.
  • To become misty or hazy; blur.
  • To persecute or harass with meaningless, difficult, or humiliating tasks.
  • To initiate, as into a college fraternity, by exacting humiliating performances from or playing rough practical jokes upon.
  • To drizzle.
  • To be or become foggy or hazy.
  • The aggregation of a countless multitude of extremely minute and even ultra-microscopic particles in the air, individually invisible, but producing in the aggregate an opaqueness of the atmosphere.
  • To harass with labor; punish with unnecessary work, as a seaman.
  • To play mischievous or abusive tricks on; try the pluck or temper of, especially by physical persecution, as lower-class students in a college or new-comers in an establishment of any kind.
  • To frolic; lark.
  • Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness.
  • A state of confusion, uncertainty, or vagueness of thought or perception.
  • To be hazy, or thick with haze.
  • To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.
  • To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; -- used esp. of college students, as an initiation rite into a fraternity or other group.
  • To perform an unpleasant <xref>initiation</xref> ritual upon a usually non-consenting individual, especially freshmen to a closed community such as a college or military unit.
  • To <xref>oppress</xref> or <xref>harass</xref> by forcing to do hard and unnecessary work.
  • Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility.
  • A reduction of transparency of a clear gas or liquid.
  • An analogous dullness on a surface that is ideally highly reflective or transparent.
  • Any state suggestive of haze in the atmosphere, such as mental confusion or vagueness of memory.
  • The degree of <xref>cloudiness</xref> or <xref>turbidity</xref> in a clear glass or plastic, measured in <xref>percent</xref>.
  • Any substance causing turbidity in <xref>beer</xref> or <xref>wine</xref>.
  • harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
  • become hazy, dull, or cloudy
  • atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • confusion characterized by lack of clarity
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