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.
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asked Jo, ignoring the latter part of his speech, and sniffing the mingled odors with an affectation of delight as they went in.
cried the guest, eagerly seizing the flower, which, by the spell peculiar to remembered odors, brought innumerable associations along with the fragrance that it exhaled.
In the corner to the left are the three musicians, upon a little platform, toiling heroically to make some impression upon the hubbub; also the babies, similarly occupied, and an open window whence the populace imbibes the sights and sounds and odors.
And when the Fairy Godmother reads them, it may be that sweet odors will rise from the pages, and half-forgotten memories will stir the air; but in the gladness of the moment nothing will be half so lovely as the voice of the King when he said: "Read, and know how you sped the King's service.
Mary always breakfasted with him and when they found themselves at the table--particularly if there were delicate slices of sizzling ham sending forth tempting odors from under a hot silver cover--they would look into each other's eyes in desperation.
Sweet odors from field and flower-garden, stealing in at the open windows, filled the house with their fragrance; and the birds in Norah's aviary upstairs sang the song of their happiness exultingly in the sun.
The truth of this is sufficiently manifest from the single circumstance, that the philosophers of the schools accept as a maxim that there is nothing in the understanding which was not previously in the senses, in which however it is certain that the ideas of God and of the soul have never been; and it appears to me that they who make use of their imagination to comprehend these ideas do exactly the some thing as if, in order to hear sounds or smell odors, they strove to avail themselves of their eyes; unless indeed that there is this difference, that the sense of sight does not afford us an inferior assurance to those of smell or hearing; in place of which, neither our imagination nor our senses can give us assurance of anything unless our understanding intervene.
His nostrils dilated as he sniffed the jungle odors.
Haidee's nervous system is delicately organized, and she is peculiarly susceptible to the odors even of flowers -- nay, there are some which cause her to faint if brought into her presence.
The sunlight rested softly on the silken hair, and the winds fanned lovingly the bright face, and brought the sweetest odors to cheer her on.
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.
The atmosphere felt oppressively close, and was tainted with gaseous odors which had been tormented forth by the processes of science.