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Definition of 'smell'

Noun

  1. the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
       Synonyms: odor odour olfactory sensation olfactory perception
  2. any property detected by the olfactory system
       Synonyms: olfactory property aroma odor odour scent
  3. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
       Synonyms: spirit tone feel feeling flavor flavour look
  4. the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
       Synonyms: sense of smell olfaction olfactory modality
  5. the act of perceiving the odor of something
       Synonyms: smelling

Verb

  1. inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
  2. emit an odor; "The soup smells good"
  3. smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"


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