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English definition of “smell”

smell

verb [I] (ABILITY)    /smel/ (smelled or UK also smelt, smelled or UK smelt)
B2 to have the ability to notice or discover that a substance is present by using your nose : Humans can't smell as well as dogs . What I hate most about having a cold is not being able to smell.Smells and smelling
(Definition of smell verb (ABILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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