1 a to strike. b to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown by the hand. 2 a to destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any kind b to slay by a blow. c to kill. 3 a to afflict. b to chasten. c to punish.

Deborah’s husband always said that he’d smite her if he ever caught her in bed with another man. He was not prepared, however, when he walked in on her in bed with a woman.

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“Smite.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/smite. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “smite”, accessed April 14, 2024, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/smite.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Smite. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved April 14, 2024, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/smite

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