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Definition of smite verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    smite

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//smaɪt//
     
    (old use or )Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they smite
     
    he / she / it smites
     
    past simple smote
     
    past participle smitten
     
    -ing form smiting
     
     
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  1. 1(literary) smite somebody/something to hit someone or something hard; to attack or punish someone
  2. 2smite somebody to have a great effect on someone, especially an unpleasant or serious one Suddenly my conscience smote me. see also smitten
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: smite