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'It reminds me of when our kids were babies.'

DEFINITION: n. A wayward scent or aroma which invokes distant memories of one's childhood or younger days. v. To be suddenly catapulted into the past by a very strong odor.

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Scentiment

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sent i ment

Sentence: When old John was lying in the hospital he kept smelling the aroma of roses. It raised in him the scentiment of his Mama and the perfume she wore when he was young. It was not until he recovered from his surgery that realized it was the smell from the soapy water they used to mop the floor with each day.

Etymology: Scent (aroma, smell) & Sentiment (tender or romantic feeling or emotion)

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Nosetalgia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōstaljə

Sentence: Charlie went out for a walk. As he approached a patch of woods he caught the unmistakable scent of skunk. In a case of nosestalgia, he flashed back to his first encounter with one of these odoriferous creatures. It was quite a shock for a puppy to think that something he saw as a possible playmate would do something so rude. His current walk quickly took a new direction.

Etymology: nose (the sense of smell, esp. a dog's ability to track something by its scent) + nostalgia (a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past)

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terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:24:00

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Reminessence

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rem in ess sens

Sentence: Howard was completing the Circle of Life. He had started out as a baby, grew through childhood to adulthood and now as a senior was regressing back to needing the care one gives an infant. His wife Margery tended his needs and the odors of caring for another human took her back to her own child-rearing years: the feedings, the changings, the bathing and looking after an increasingly helpless person. Sometimes the scent of adult diapers were reminessence of those she had put on her own children. The scent took her back to a time when she and Howard had worked hard and enjoyed the rewards of a growing family. Who says you cannot go back again? Margery did it every day now...

Etymology: Reminiscence (a mental impression retained and recalled from the past;the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort) & Essence (a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor)

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COMMENTS:

like it - galwaywegian, 2009-03-23: 11:07:00

You have captured that cradle-to-the-grave, circle of life, with reminissence. Powerful word! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:47:00

Your word is beautiful - I didn't realize mine starts the same way (remin. from reminisce/reminiscence). - splendiction, 2009-03-23: 16:43:00

Captured perfectly! - kateinkorea, 2009-03-23: 23:34:00

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Odorousolfactorymemorization

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Oh-door-us-ol-fak-tor-e-mem-or-rye-za-shun

Sentence: Mrs. Pearleene Poppins had a "Odorousolfactorymemorization" when it came recalling past events in her life. It wasn't so much that she would recall dates...she was more the type that odors would remind her of her youthful days of long ago in a charming way no matter how raunchy they smelled. Mr.Pappie Poppins loved old Pearleene for always having a nack to be able to turn a stinch of an "Odorousolfactorymemorization" into the smell of a rose. Pearleene would often tell Pappie,"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Etymology: Odorous;Having an odor. Olfactory;Sense of smell. Memorization;To memorize or remember.

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Rememaroma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: re-MEM-uh-rome-uh

Sentence: Gilberts wife, Natasha, could tell by the sly smile that crossed Gilberts face when she entered the room where he was just awakening that her fragrance gave him a pleasurable rememaroma, and she blushed at the thoughts that crossed her own mind.

Etymology: Blend of remember and aroma.

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Mustang I like your sentence and word :)So sweet~ I gotta give ya some points! - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-23: 06:15:00

You filled us all with wonder about the diorama of blushing Natasha's rememaroma! Great Intrigue! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 14:27:00

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Scentamental

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sent a men tal

Sentence: Albert's talcum powder in the nursing home made Maude go all scentimental rembering her now grown children as little babies...

Etymology: Scent (Aroma, odor, smell) & Sentimental (effusively emotional;treasured memories or articles)

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Nostrilgia

Created by: BoltonAlan

Pronunciation:

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excellent - galwaywegian, 2010-10-05: 04:36:00

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Nosetalgia

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nohs tahl jeea

Sentence: One is capable of experiencing nosetalgia right up to the moment of death. they say that the scent is the last thing to go, or is that grow?

Etymology: nostalgia, nose

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Retrostench

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-tro-stench

Sentence: Wandering through the empty bingo hall, Jean soon became aware of a retrostench that was clearly that of an old lady marinated in Lilly of the Valley toilet water perfume. "It couldn't be," she thought, "Grandma's been dead for 20 years."

Etymology: Retro--involving, relating to or reminicent of things past Stench--an offensive smell or odor

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super word - Jabberwocky, 2009-03-23: 12:25:00

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Mnaromonic

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: NARE oh MON ic

Sentence: When Sally was a child she was locked in a room and nobody could find the key. She had knocked over a bottle of ammonia and the smell took over the room. She cried for hours until finally they were able to break down the door. To this day ammonia causes a mnaromonic reaction in her.

Etymology: MNEMONIC + AROMA MNEMONIC: a word, sentence, poem, etc. that helps you to remember something AROMA: a smell

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using mnemonic to show that smells, like letters, can trigger memory was very clever! - silveryaspen, 2009-03-23: 13:34:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-23: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-03-23: 14:34:00
The score details are a great enhancement and have helped me understand them. Thank you!

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-03-24: 09:28:00
Wow! This phenomenon seems to be more widespread than i thought! Apparently it's one of our more primal instincts.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-03-24: 11:59:00
RE: Score Details. I am still looking for a bug where it fails to add some votes to our weekly totals. Hopefully the score details page will help us find it. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-05: 00:16:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James