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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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Compulsniff

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: come-pul-sniff

Sentence: Kathleen was a bit compulsniff, especially when it came to books. She would pick one up and quickly thumb the pages to release the book's scent. Yearbooks were--and still are--the best smelling books around.

Etymology: compulsive + sniff

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Mmmmmm Boooooks! Yummy smells! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:19:00

Great word, Nuwanda...makes scents! - Nosila, 2008-10-27: 21:03:00

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Obsesscent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uhb/ses/sent

Sentence: He is annoyingly obsesscent to the point of whiffing everything he comes in contact with. This schnozealous behaviour is to say the least neurotic and sniffsessive.

Etymology: obsess + scent

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Excellent creation - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 21:55:00

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Aromamania

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Aro-ma-may-nea

Sentence: Jerry was a compulsive aromamania. He could not resist the urge to sniff everything that he came across, he only agreed to get professional help when, one day he inadvertently sniffed his old trainers and made himself so ill that he had to take the day off work!

Etymology: Aroma(a distinctive smell) + Mania(obsessive enthusiasm) = Aromamania

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metrohumanx Aromamania...isn't that the annual smellfest held each year in New Mexico, where everybody brings vials of aromas to swap and sell? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:08:00

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Sniffixation

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: snif-fik-SEYT-shun

Sentence: Bob's sniffixation was becoming serious. If he couldn't identify each odor specifically, he would become smellancholy and full of fragranxiety. However, Roxie wasn't worried. After all Bob was of Greek background, and one of his ancestors was a fellow called Odorpus Reakes!

Etymology: Sniffixation: conflation of sniff: to investigate, percieve, or detect by or as if by sniffing; to smell & fixation: compulsive peoccupation with something. Cognates: Sniffixate, Sniffixatious.

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I think his ancestor was famous also for solving 'the riddle of the stinx' - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-29: 14:20:00

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Idensniffication

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eye den sniff ick ay shun

Sentence: His method of idensniffication, combined with a certain shiftiness around the full moon, led to a certain disquiet among the more delicate inhabitants of the apartment block.

Etymology: identification, sniff

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very funny! - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-29: 14:21:00

Perhaps he's moonlighting as a "sniffer" dog! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 16:32:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 21:49:00

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Inhailstorm

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in hayle storm

Sentence: Being with Eddie was like always being in an inhailstorm. This was because he had to compulsively sniff at each and everything, just to ensure it had not gone off. One could easily testify that the only thing that had ever "gone off" was Eddie himself. Once a gifted wine "nose" and then a gifted perfume "nose", Eddie had smelltered himself to the situation where people only called upon him if their carbon monoxide detectors failed or they suspected a gas leak. Yes, Eddie had stuck his nose in one too many places and now was facing a de-scent into madness!

Etymology: hail (precipitate as small ice particles;enthusiastic greeting ) & inhale (to breathe in) & hailstorm (a storm during which hail falls)

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metrohumanx PEALS of uproarious laughter, Lady! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:03:00

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Detectapoo

Created by: looseball

Pronunciation:

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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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Kleptaromatist

Created by: MichaelCampbellUK

Pronunciation: klep - ta - rome - a - tist

Sentence: Kevin was a confirmed kleptaromatist, compelled to plunder new scents uncontrollably.

Etymology: Kleptomaniac + aromatist

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I like it! - Tigger, 2007-12-03: 21:27:00

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Nostrilissis

Created by: IrisLLL

Pronunciation: nostrilisis

Sentence: I went by a nice garden today, and my nostilissis has been acting up ever since.

Etymology: (holes in face)nostrils- issis ( alternarte spelling of the Egyption goddess)

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Comments:

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