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ol·fac·tion

 (ŏl-făk′shən, ōl-)
n.
1. The sense of smell.
2. The act or process of smelling.

[Latin olfactus, past participle of olfacere, to smell; see olfactory + -ion.]
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olfaction

(ɒlˈfækʃən)
n
1. (Physiology) the sense of smell
2. (Physiology) the act or function of smelling
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ol•fac•tion

(ɒlˈfæk ʃən, oʊl-)

n.
1. the act of smelling.
2. the sense of smell.
[1840–50]
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olfaction

1. the sense of smell.
2. the act of smelling. — olfactory, olfactive, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.olfaction - the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
nose - the sense of smell (especially in animals); "the hound has a good nose"
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olfaction

noun
The sense by which odors are perceived:
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Translations
Olfaktus

ol·fac·tion

n. olfacción.
1. el acto de oler;
2. el sentido del olor.
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