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smell

 
Noun smell has 5 senses
  1. smell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
    --1 is a kind of sensation, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum
    --1 has particulars:
     scent; aroma, fragrance, perfume, scent; malodor, malodour, stench, stink, reek, fetor, foetor, mephitis; acridity
    Derived forms: verb smell3, verb smell2, verb smell1
  2. olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scent - any property detected by the olfactory system
    --2 is a kind of property
    --2 has particulars:
     bouquet, fragrance, redolence, sweetness; malodorousness, stinkiness, foulness, rankness
    Derived forms: verb smell2, verb smell1
  3. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell - 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"
    --3 is a kind of atmosphere, ambiance, ambience
    --3 has particulars: Hollywood; Zeitgeist
  4. smell, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modality - the faculty of smell
    --4 is a kind of modality, sense modality, sensory system; exteroception
    --4 has particulars: nose
    Derived forms: verb smell2, verb smell1
  5. smell, smelling - the act of perceiving the odor of something
    --5 is a kind of sensing, perception
    --5 has particulars: sniff, snuff
    Derived forms: verb smell2, verb smell1
Verb smell has 3 senses
  1. smell - inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
    --1 is one way to
    perceive, comprehend
    Derived forms: noun smell5, noun smell4, noun smell2, noun smell1, noun smelling1
    Sample sentence:
    The customs agents smell the bags for drugs
  2. smell - emit an odor; "The soup smells good"
    --2 is one way to
    cause to be perceived
    Derived forms: noun smell5, noun smell4, noun smell1, noun smell2
    Sample sentence:
    The food does smell good
  3. smell - smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"
    --3 is one way to
    smell
    Derived form: noun smell1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
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