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o·dor

 (ō′dər)
n.
1. A quality of something that is perceived by the sense of smell: kitchen odors. See Synonyms at smell.
2. A strong, pervasive quality: An odor of sadness permeated the gathering.
3. Esteem; repute: a doctrine that is not currently in good odor.

[Middle English odour, from Old French, from Latin odor.]
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odor

(ˈəʊdə)
n
the US spelling of odour
ˈodorless adj
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o•dor

(ˈoʊ dər)

n.
1. the property of a substance that activates the sense of smell: a beautiful flower with an unpleasant odor.
2. a sensation perceived by the sense of smell; scent.
3. a quality or property characteristic or suggestive of something: an odor of suspicion.
4. repute: in bad odor with one's creditors.
5. Archaic. something that has a pleasant scent.
Also, esp. Brit.,odour.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin]
o′dor•ful, adj.
o′dor•less, adj.
syn: odor, smell, scent, stench all refer to a sensation perceived by means of the olfactory nerves. odor refers to a relatively strong sensation that may be agreeable or disagreeable, actually or figuratively: the odor of freshly roasted coffee; the odor of duplicity. smell is used in similar contexts, although it is a more general word: cooking smells; the sweet smell of success. scent may refer to a distinctive smell, usu. delicate and pleasing, or to a smell left in passing: the scent of lilacs; the scent of an antelope. stench refers to a foul, sickening, or repulsive smell: the stench of rotting flesh.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.odor - any property detected by the olfactory systemodor - any property detected by the olfactory system
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
fragrancy, redolence, bouquet, fragrance, sweetness - a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
fetidness, malodorousness, stinkiness, rankness, foulness - the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
muskiness - having the olfactory properties of musk
rancidness - the property of being rancid
2.odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous formodor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
scent - an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
fragrance, perfume, scent, aroma - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, stench, stink, mephitis - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
acridity - having an acrid smell
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odor

noun
The quality of something that may be perceived by the olfactory sense:
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Translations
pach
duft
haju
miris
におい
악취
vonj
lukt
กลิ่น
mùi

odour

(American) odor (ˈəudə) noun
a smell (usually particularly good or bad). the sweet odour of roses.
ˈodourless adjective
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odor

رَائِحَةٌ pach duft Geruch οσμή olor haju odeur miris odore におい 악취 geur lukt zapach odor запах lukt กลิ่น koku mùi 气味
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o·dor

n. olor.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

odor

n olor m; body — olor corporal; foot — olor de pies
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You can try a citronella bark collar, which sprays citronella on the dog's chin when he barks or a relatively new product called Androstenol that has a boar odor. It is available as Stop That!
The efficacy of immunocastration for preventing boar odor in meat has been proved by the reduction of hormone levels (Dunshea et al., 2001; Metz et al., 2002; Turkstra et al., 2002; Jaros et al., 2005; Schmoll et al., 2009), by sensorial study done with consumers (Font I Furnols et al., 2008) as well as by panel testers (Pearce et al., 2008; Font I Furnols et al., 2009).
Three serious problems of pork palatability face the pig industry: PSE and DFD pork, boar odor, and the Rendement-Napole gene effect.