olfactory sensation

Definitions of olfactory sensation

n the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

odor, odour, olfactory perception, smell
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an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
aroma, fragrance, perfume, scent
a distinctive odor that is pleasant
fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, mephitis, reek, stench, stink
a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
having an acrid smell
the scent of a greasy glandular secretion from the male musk deer
the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned
niff, pong
an unpleasant smell
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aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression
an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

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