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smell

noun /smel/
the sense or power of being aware of things through one’s nose
olfato
My sister never had a good sense of smell.
the quality that is noticed by using this power
olor
a pleasant smell There’s a strong smell of gas.
an act of using this power
olfateo, olfacción
Have a smell of this!
-smelling suffix having a (particular kind of) smell
con olor a (…)
a nasty-smelling liquid sweet-smelling roses.
smelly adjective ( comparative smellier, superlative smelliest) having a bad smell
maloliente, apestoso
smelly fish.
smelliness noun
mal olor, hedor
the smelliness of the cheese.
smell out phrasal verb to find (as if) by smelling
husmear
We buried the dog’s bone, but he smelt it out again.
(Definition of smell from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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