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smelling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smell, smellingadjective

    the act of perceiving the odor of something

  2. redolent(p), smelling(p)adjective

    (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous

    "the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey"

Wikipedia

  1. smelling

    The sense of smell, or olfaction, is the special sense through which smells (or odors) are perceived. The sense of smell has many functions, including detecting desirable foods, hazards, and pheromones, and plays a role in taste. In humans, it occurs when an odor binds to a receptor within the nasal cavity, transmitting a signal through the olfactory system. Glomeruli aggregate signals from these receptors and transmit them to the olfactory bulb, where the sensory input will start to interact with parts of the brain responsible for smell identification, memory, and emotion.There are many different causes for alteration, lack, or disturbance to a normal sense of smell, and can include damage to the nose or smell receptors, or central problems affecting the brain. Some causes include upper respiratory infections, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative disease.

ChatGPT

  1. smelling

    Smelling is the process by which an organism detects and perceives odors or scents through the olfactory system. It involves the inhaling of air or molecules carrying aromatic particles, which are then detected by specialized cells in the nasal cavity and interpreted by the brain as specific smells. Smelling is an essential sense used by many animals, including humans, to gather information about their environment, identify potential dangers, locate food sources, and experience pleasure or displeasure through different scents.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smelling

    of Smell

  2. Smellingnoun

    the act of one who smells

  3. Smellingnoun

    the sense by which odors are perceived; the sense of smell

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smelling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smelling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of smelling in a Sentence

  1. The Russian Federal Customs Service:

    ' The customs inspection of the hand luggage being carried by the US citizen confirmed the presence of vapes with specifically smelling liquid, and an expert determined that the liquid was cannabis oil( hash oil), which is a narcotic substance,'.

  2. Brett McBride:

    I was in the room getting ready to go to sleep. I woke up and started smelling smoke and I looked out my bedroom window and started seeing smoke.

  3. Jean Paul Richter:

    Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower.

  4. Mia Deukmejian:

    When I was smelling it, I would try to cup my hands over my mouth and try to breathe less, breathe the air less, i've had headaches and stomach aches.

  5. Shigeyuki Asano:

    I'm most grateful to the rescuers, i feel so relieved that I am now liberated from such a bad-smelling, dark place.

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