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Dictionary definition for: Smell

1. (n) the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"

2. (v) inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

3. (n) any property detected by the olfactory system

4. (v) emit an odor; "The soup smells good"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"

7. (n) the faculty of smell

8. (n) the act of perceiving the odor of something

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