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noun as in odor

verb as in perceive with the nose

verb as in have an odor

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“If there’s smell, it means that somehow air has been transported to where it shouldn’t go,” Morawska said in an interview.

From Fortune

After all, they have a much better sense of smell than do people.

Newly remote workers are experimenting with scented workspaces, and their potential to make hours with an Excel spreadsheet feel, or at least smell, more like a day at the beach.

From Quartz

For now, the study doesn’t touch upon the neural highways inside the brain that lead to conscious perception of smell—an obvious next question.

We could end up experiencing much of life alone at home, with no privacy, forgetting the importance of the touch and smell of cultural experiences.

There is the smell here of an indecent rush for scapegoats, even before we know what really caused this crash.

The smell of grilled meat mixes with the exotic wafts of cinnamon tea served with a mush of sweet brown dessert.

There is a distinct smell of apples, which are handed out by volunteer workers.

You can practically smell the sugar maples and wood violets.

“J.W. heard Hayden say softly, ‘You smell good,’” the papers report.

This gives to the second volume something of the smell of an apple store-room.

From early morn to early morn again, the hot winds continued, and the air was surcharged with the smell of burning plants.

One little girl attempted to smell at the trees in a drawing and pretended to feed some pictorial dogs.

Chloride of Lime … bad smell … bad egg … white of egg … fowl … grain … flour … flour and water … milk fluid … milk.

Surely it is not urbane to throw on another the burden of saying that he likes not the smell or the inhaling of burning tobacco.


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On this page you'll find 74 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smell, such as: aroma, bouquet, flavor, perfume, scent, and stench.

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