- To smoke, steam, or fume.
- To be pervaded by something unpleasant: "This document ... reeks of self-pity and self-deception” ( Christopher Hitchens).
- To give off or become permeated with a strong unpleasant odor: "Grandma, who reeks of face powder and lilac water” ( Garrison Keillor).
- To emit or exude (smoke, for example).
- To process or treat by exposing to the action of smoke.
- A strong offensive odor; a stench. See Synonyms at stench.
- Vapor; steam.