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A characteristic or quality sensorially perceptible to the nose
“The smell of freshly baked bread reminds me of my childhood.”
An unpleasant odor
“He had not showered for days, and the smell of his natural bodily excretions would permeate his home.”
A distinct impression or quality associated with something
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“The mahogany-lined boardroom projected a discernible smell of power and influence.”
A very small or insignificant amount
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“The pie has but a smell of nutmeg, but certainly plenty of cinnamon.”
Pungent malodor arising from human bodily exertion
To discern by the sense of smell
“From inside, I could hear the crackling of a fire and smell the burning of wood.”
To have a strong or unpleasant odor
“Jerry was perturbed by the fact that the interior of his car would smell of the valet's body odor.”
(figuratively) To have an awareness of something
“I smell something fishy about this whole business.”
(figuratively, smell like) To be suggestive of something
“While we still don't know for certain yet, it's starting to smell like a hoax indeed.”
(figuratively) To be offensive, objectionable or unsatisfactory in nature or quality
“I have a feeling her new album is going to smell.”
To breathe in (air, gas, smoke, etc.)
To be very unpleasant, contemptible, scandalous, or low in quality
To sample the flavor of something orally
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