Smell synonyms

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A substance, such as a perfume or cologne, designed to emit a pleasant odor.
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A smell; odor
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The definition of an aroma is a smell or scent.
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A quality of something that is perceived by the sense of smell:
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(Uncountable) The quality of being redolent
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The definition of an essence is a concentrated form of a flavor or fragrance.
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(Slang) A scandal or controversy:
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(Now rare) Something which produces a scent; incense, a perfume.
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The definition of a stench is a nasty smell.
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Sniff is defined as to draw in air through the nose, or to detect or figure something out.
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The act by which something is smelled.
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To be pervaded by something unpleasant:
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The act or process of exhaling, or sending forth in the form of steam or vapor; evaporation.
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The quality of being fetid
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Something that comes forth from a source; thing emitted
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A poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth
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Whiff is defined as to blow smoke in puffs.
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Emanate is defined as to come from or send forth.
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A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
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To draw something such as air or smoke into the lungs by breathing; inspire.
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A usually invisible emanation or exhalation, as of vapor or gas.
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The act or process of smelling.
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the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
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(Chem.) A number of solid or liquid particles within a gas
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To see, to be aware of, to understand.
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An aromatic substance, such as wood or a gum, that is burned to produce a pleasant odor.
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To sniff or snort
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The definition of olfactory is related to the sense of smell.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of smell
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The definition of atmosphere is an overall feeling and/or effect of a place, specially if it is an environment of pleasure or interest.
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A particular atmosphere or quality that seems to arise from and surround a person or thing
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The definition of a bouquet is an attractively arranged bunch of flowers often given as a gift or carried by a bride or bridesmaids.
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The sense of smell
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The state of being foul
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The state of being rancid.
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To use the sense of smell
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The special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment:
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To inhale air or another gas:
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(Chiefly Brit.) To avoid as because of fear; shrink from
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the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
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To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
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The definition of spirit is the soul of a living being, a ghost, mood or loyalty.
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(Archaic) An odor; smell; aroma
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become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
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the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
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A particular taste or smell
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To follow a path, route, development, etc.; make one's way
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To mention as something to think over, act on, etc.; bring to the mind for consideration
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(Horse racing) The length of a horse's nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a race, or any very close race.
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The quality or character of sound.
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The definition of feel is the perception or sensation of something or the sense of touch.
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(Always in the plural) Emotional state or well-being.
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(Uncountable) The state of being unclean
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A finding out or being found out
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(Intransitive) To expel air from the lungs through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm.
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the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
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To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
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To use the sense of smell
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(Obsolete) To decay.
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The quality produced by the sensation of taste or, especially, of taste and smell in combined effect.
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Having or characterized by a well-developed sense of smell.
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Hypersensitivity of the sense of smell.
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The sense of smell
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Something that is drawn along or follows behind; a train:
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The characteristic of being musty.
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The sense of smell
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To sample the flavor of something orally.
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A strong, disagreeable smell; stench
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To be the first nonnative person to find, come to, or see (a continent, river, etc.)
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The definition of air is the mixture of oxygen, nitrogen and other gasses that are consistently present around us.
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A particular state of mind or emotion:
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any property detected by the olfactory system
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The act or instance of looking:
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The definition of sense is to perceive, or be aware of something.
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To give an indication; be suggestive. Often used with of:
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A general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic
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Synonym Study

  • Aroma suggests a pervasive, pleasant, often sharp odor the aroma of fine tobacco
  • Odor suggests a heavier emanation and, therefore, one that is more generally perceptible and more clearly recognizable chemical odors
  • Scent refers to the emanation from the thing smelled, often implying that it can be discriminated only by a sensitive sense of smell the scent of a hunted animal
  • Smell is the most general word for any quality perceived through the olfactory sense foul and fresh smells
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