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 for smite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smite \Smite\ (sm[imac]t), v. t. [imp. Smote (sm[=o]t), rarely
     Smit (sm[i^]t); p. p. Smitten (sm[i^]t"t'n), rarely
     Smit, or Smote; p. pr. & vb. n. Smiting
     (sm[imac]t"[i^]ng).] [AS. sm[imac]tan to smite, to soil,
     pollute; akin to OFries. sm[imac]ta to smite, LG. smiten, D.
     smijten, G. schmeissen, OHG. sm[imac]zan to smear, stroke,
     OSw. & dial. Sw. smita to smite, Dan. smide to throw, Goth.
     bismeitan, to anoint, besmear; cf. Skr. m[=e]d to be fat. The
     original sense seems to have been, to daub on, to smear. Cf.
     Smut.]
     1. To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with
        any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown
        by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod,
        sword, spear, or stone.
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              Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn
              to him the other also.                --Matt. v. 39.
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              And David . . . took thence a stone, and slang it,
              and smote the Philistine in his forehead. --1 Sam.
                                                    xvii. 49.
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     2. To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or
        hurling.
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              Prophesy, and smite thine hands together. --Ezek.
                                                    xxi. 14.
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              Saul . . . smote the javelin into the wall. --1 Sam.
                                                    xix. 10.
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     3. To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any
        kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with
        the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument.
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     4. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
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     5. To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke
        or by some visitation.
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              The flax and the barly was smitten.   --Ex. ix. 31.
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     6. To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
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              Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine,
              because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him.
                                                    --Wake.
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     7. To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.
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              The charms that smite the simple heart. --Pope.
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              Smit with the love of sister arts we came. --Pope.
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     To smite off, to cut off.
  
     To smite out, to knock out, as a tooth. --Exod. xxi. 27.
  
     To smite with the tongue, to reproach or upbraid; to
        revile. [Obs.] --Jer. xviii. 18.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smite \Smite\, v. i.
     To strike; to collide; to beat. [Archaic]
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           The heart melteth, and the knees smite together. --Nah.
                                                    ii. 10.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smite \Smite\, n.
     The act of smiting; a blow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  smite
      v 1: inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
      2: affect suddenly with deep feeling; "He was smitten with love
         for this young girl"
      3: cause physical pain or suffering in; "afflict with the
         plague" [syn: afflict, smite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "smite":
     affect, agonize, bang, bash, baste, bastinado, bat, beat, belabor,
     belt, biff, birch, bonk, buffet, cane, catch, clap, clip, clobber,
     clout, club, clump, coldcock, come home to, cowhide, crack,
     crucify, cudgel, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, deck, ding, drub,
     excruciate, fetch, fetch a blow, flagellate, flail, flog,
     fustigate, give a whipping, give the stick, harrow, hit,
     hit a clip, hit the mark, horsewhip, impress, impress forcibly,
     jab, knock, knock cold, knock down, knock out, knout, lace, lash,
     lay on, let have it, make an impression, martyr, paste,
     pistol-whip, plunk, poke, pommel, pummel, punch, rawhide, rock,
     scourge, sink in, slam, slog, slosh, slug, smack, snap, soak, sock,
     spank, strap, strike, strike at, strike hard, strike home, stripe,
     swat, swinge, swipe, switch, tell, thrash, thump, thwack, torment,
     torture, traumatize, trounce, truncheon, try, wallop, whack, whale,
     wham, whip, whop, yerk
  
  

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