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Overview of noun smell

The noun smell has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (8) smell, odor, odour, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception

(the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses")

2. (5) olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour, scent

(any property detected by the olfactory system)

3. (1) spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell

(the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason")

4. smell, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modality

(the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents)

5. smell, smelling

(the act of perceiving the odor of something)


Overview of verb smell

The verb smell has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (14) smell

(inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense)

2. (12) smell

(emit an odor; "The soup smells good")

3. (3) smell

(smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells")

4. smack, reek, smell

(have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism")

5. smell, smell out, sense

(become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption")

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