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'Why are you sniffing your phone?'

DEFINITION: n., A compulsive need to sniff everything and anything you pick up, even things that typically do not have distinctive odors. v., To habitually sniff everything within your grasp -- just to make sure it's fresh.

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Olfactation

Created by: jaymiex

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Reconnosesense

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ree kon ohs ens

Sentence: His reconnosesense was unstinting even when the object was unstinking

Etymology: reconnaissance nose sense

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-27: 13:26:00

metrohumanx Very nice. Concise sentence, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:14:00

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Inscentivised

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: in sent iv eye zd

Sentence: his dog was inscentivised around anyone who asspirated

Etymology: incentivise scent

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Scentimental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sent i men tal

Sentence: Jill hated when Harvey went into his scentimental mode and sniffed everything in sight and imagined the worst of all things he smelled.

Etymology: Scent (smell, aroma) & Mental (affected by a disorder of the mind) & Wordplay on Sentimental (effusively or insincerely emotional)

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Rhinomaniacal

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: /rie-no-muh-nie-uh-kul/

Sentence: This rhinomaniacal freak just sniffed the aluminum foil he borrowed to see if it was fresh.

Etymology: "rhinoplasty" and "egomaniacal"

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Addictodor

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: addict'o-door

Sentence: He's an addictodor. He even smell dogs' butts.

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Wholefactory

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: \hōl-'fak-t(ə-)rē\

Sentence: Ned's sense of wholefactory would not allow him to pick up the phone, or most anything else for that matter, without smelling it first.

Etymology: whole (of all) + olfactory (of or relating to sense of smell)

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Unsniffaphobia

Created by: hipposwimming444

Pronunciation: uh-n-sniff-ah-fo-be-ah

Sentence: The poor man suffered from unsniffaphobia.

Etymology: un: -reverse or oppisite sniff: -the act of smelling phobia: -to fear/the fear of

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Sniffitch

Created by: reverb

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Snufflephilia

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Snuf fle philia

Sentence: Allergy season has the tendency to turn large groups with normal nostril behavior into snufflephiles. It is not just allergies that inflict people with snufflephilia; some individuals are inexorably compelled to sample the smorgasbord of odors populating this world.

Etymology: Snuffle (to sniff) & -philia (tendency towards)

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metrohumanx Odors are one of the most powerful memory-jogging senses we posess- the region of the brain that stores memories is intimately linked with the ability to smell.sniff sniff! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:06:00

zxvasdf I reckon Proust made that school of thought popular. If you have children, it's advisable to impress upon them importance of a lesson with an unique, custom made smell. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-28: 00:33:00

metrohumanx I remember that "sour kid smell" all too well. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:46:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-12-01: 07:47:00
Remistram also submitted definition about compulsive sniffing, so I have added her name to the credits for this definition. Thank you again to kabloozie and remistram. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-24: 00:37:00
Today's definition was suggested by kabloozie. Thank you kabloozie. ~ James