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1‘he lost his way in the fog’
mist, mistiness, fogginess, haar, smog, murk, murkiness, haze, haziness, gloom, gloominess
Northern English fret, sea fret
literary brume, fume
2‘I was in such a fog that I couldn't write my name’
daze, stupor, trance, haze, muddle
state of bewilderment, state of confusion, state of disorientation
1‘the windscreen fogged up’
steam up, mist over, cloud over, film over, become misty, become blurred, become covered in condensation
make hazy, make cloudy, obscure, shade, veil
literary befog, becloud
2‘his brain was fogged with sleep’
muddle, daze, stupefy, fuddle, befuddle, bewilder, confuse, perplex, baffle, obscure
literary bedim, becloud
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