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    smell - Dictionary definition and meaning for word smell

    Definition
    (noun) the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    Example Sentence
    • she loved the smell of roses
    Definition
    (noun) any property detected by the olfactory system
    Synonyms : aroma , odor , odour , olfactory property , scent
    Definition
    (noun) the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    Synonyms : feel , feeling , flavor , flavour , look , spirit , tone
    Example Sentence
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason
    Definition
    (noun) the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents Definition
    (noun) the act of perceiving the odor of something
    Synonyms : smelling
    Definition
    (verb) inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense Definition
    (verb) emit an odor
    Example Sentence
    • The soup smells good
    Definition
    (verb) smell bad
    Example Sentence
    • He rarely washes, and he smells
    Definition
    (verb) have an element suggestive (of something)
    Synonyms : reek , smack
    Example Sentence
    • his speeches smacked of racism
    • this passage smells of plagiarism
    Definition
    (verb) become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    Synonyms : sense , smell out
    Example Sentence
    • I sense his hostility
    • i smell trouble
    • smell out corruption
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