Associations to the word «Smelling»


SMELLING, verb. Present participle of smell
SMELLING, verb. Used in adjectival compounds.
SMELLING, noun. The act by which something is smelled.
SMELLING LIKE A ROSE, verb. Present participle of smell like a rose
SMELLING SALT, noun. (usually plural) ammonium carbonate, sometimes with added perfume, that is inhaled as a mild irritant to the mucous membranes, to help restore consciousness.
SMELLING SALT, noun. Any material used in this way.
SMELLING SALTS, noun. Plural of smelling salt
SMELLING THE BARN, verb. Present participle of smell the barn.

Dictionary definition

SMELLING, noun. The act of perceiving the odor of something.
SMELLING, adjective. (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous; "the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey".

Wise words

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