olfactory sensation

Definitions of olfactory sensation
  1. noun
    the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    synonyms: odor, odour, olfactory perception, smell
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    scent
    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
    acridity
    having an acrid smell
    musk
    the scent of a greasy glandular secretion from the male musk deer
    incense
    the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned
    niff, pong
    an unpleasant smell
    petrichor
    a pleasant, earthly smell associated with rain, especially after a period of dry, warm weather
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    aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression
    an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
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