haze

haze1
hazeless, adj.
/hayz/, n., v., hazed, hazing. n.
1. an aggregation in the atmosphere of very fine, widely dispersed, solid or liquid particles, or both, giving the air an opalescent appearance that subdues colors.
2. vagueness or obscurity, as of the mind or perception; confused or vague thoughts, feelings, etc.: The victims were still in a haze and couldn't describe the accident.
v.t., v.i.
3. to make or become hazy.
[1700-10; perh. n. use of ME *hase; OE hasu, var. of haswa ashen, dusky. See HAZY, HARE]
Syn. 2. See cloud.
haze2
/hayz/, v.t., hazed, hazing.
1. to subject (freshmen, newcomers, etc.) to abusive or humiliating tricks and ridicule.
2. Chiefly Naut. to harass with unnecessary or disagreeable tasks.
[1670-80; < MF haser to irritate, annoy]

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