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Definition of smite verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (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