Odors


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Odors


Medicine. the absence of the sense of smell; olfactory anesthesia. Also called anosphrasia. — anosmic, adj.
bad breath; an unpleasant odor emanating from the mouth.
a rank or foul smell, especially one rising from the earth, as from a swamp. — mephitic, mephitical, adj.
Obsolete, a dealer in perfume or unguents.
the branch of medical science that studies the sense of smell. — olfactologist, n.
osmophobia.
the ability to perceive odors. — osmatic, adj.
an abnormal condition in which the sweat has a very strong odor.
Medicine. the study of the sense of smell, especially its disorders. — osmonologist, n.
an abnormal fear of odors.
Medicine. the sum of information concerning odors and olfaction. Also called osmology.
an inordinate love of smells.
an abnormal dislike of odors.
heightened acuteness of the sense of smell.
Medicine. a disorder of the sense of smell. Also called parosphresia, parosphresis.
References in classic literature ?
They were not sure that it was unpleasant, this odor; some might have called it sickening, but their taste in odors was not developed, and they were only sure that it was curious.
One wondered about this, as also about the swarms of flies which hung about the scene, literally blackening the air, and the strange, fetid odor which assailed one's nostrils, a ghastly odor, of all the dead things of the universe.
This was our introduction to the pleasant association of sweet odors, of which it was to be our fortune to enjoy in future the most delicate and judicious communion.
His first instinct was to sniff, and a sense of relief crept through him when he realized that this room, at any rate, was free from abnormal odors.
Some of us, too," he concluded, "are very susceptible to strange odors.
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
For now, while so quietly Lying, it fancies A holier odor About it, of pansies -- A rosemary odor, Commingled with pansies -- With rue and the beautiful Puritan pansies.
Suddenly, a large Dog, attracted by the odor of the boiling oil, came running into the cave.
I was lying here on the sand more dead than alive, when an appetizing odor of fried fish came to me.
I remember that odor from the time we went hunting with your electric rifle in the jungle, and got near the den in the rocks where the tigers lived.
She inhaled the odor of the blossoms and thrust them into the bosom of her white morning gown.
The guide said that the mutton had no odor when he took it from the glacier; an hour's exposure to the sun had already begun the work of decomposition upon it.