Smelling

  • 1Smelling — Smell ing, n. 1. The act of one who smells. [1913 Webster] 2. The sense by which odors are perceived; the sense of smell. Locke. [1913 Webster] {Smelling bottle}, a small bottle filled with something suited to stimulate the sense of smell, or to… …

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  • 2-smelling — [[t] smelɪŋ[/t]] COMB in ADJ GRADED smelling combines with adjectives to form adjectives which indicate how something smells. ...sweet smelling dried flowers... The city is covered by a foul smelling cloud of smoke …

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  • 3Smelling — Smell Smell (sm[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smelled}, {Smelt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smelling}.] [OE. smellen, smillen, smullen; cf. LG. smellen, smelen, sm[ o]len, schmelen, to smoke, to reek, D. smeulen to smolder, and E. smolder. Cf. {Smell}, n.] 1 …

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  • 4smelling — n. perceiving through the nose smel n. act of smelling, sniffing; sense of smell; scent, odor, fragrance; characteristic quality, aura v. perceive an odor through the nose by means of the sense of smell; examine with the nose sniff; stink; emit… …

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  • 5Smelling salts — are chemical compounds used to arouse consciousness. One such compound is ammonium carbonate, a colorless to white, crystalline solid ((NH4)2CO3.H2O). Smelling salts release ammonia [NH3] gas, which irritates the mucous membranes of the nose and… …

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  • 6Smelling bottle — Smelling Smell ing, n. 1. The act of one who smells. [1913 Webster] 2. The sense by which odors are perceived; the sense of smell. Locke. [1913 Webster] {Smelling bottle}, a small bottle filled with something suited to stimulate the sense of… …

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  • 7Smelling of Roses — was a BBC Radio 4 comedy series starring Prunella Scales and written by Simon Brett. There were four series, each of six episodes, broadcast from 2000 to 2003. Scales stars as Rosie Burns, manager of her own event management business in Brighton …

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  • 8smelling salts — n [plural] a strong smelling chemical that you hold under someone s nose to make them conscious again when they have ↑fainted …

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  • 9Smelling salts — Smell ing salts An aromatic preparation of carbonate of ammonia and, often, some scent, to avoid or relieve faintness, headache, or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

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  • 10smelling salts — n pl but sing or pl in constr a usu. scented aromatic preparation of ammonium carbonate and ammonia water used as a stimulant and restorative * * * aromatized ammonium carbonate: stimulant and restorative …

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  • 11smelling salts — ► PLURAL NOUN chiefly historical ▪ ammonium carbonate mixed with perfume, sniffed by someone who feels faint …

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  • 12smelling salts — n. an aromatic mixture of carbonate of ammonium with some fragrant scent, used as an inhalant in relieving faintness, headaches, etc …

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  • 13smelling of roses — see under ↑rose1 • • • Main Entry: ↑smell …

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  • 14smelling bottle — noun a bottle containing smelling salts • Hypernyms: ↑bottle * * * noun : a bottle filled with smelling salts or a scent * * * a small bottle or vial for holding smelling salts or perfume. [1765 75] * * * smelling bottle noun A bottle of smelling …

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  • 15smelling like a rose — (come up) smelling like a rose to end something positively or as a winner. Everyone thought he was guilty, but Smith still came up smelling like a rose. Hahn made a terrible play in the first half, but he was smelling like a rose by the finish …

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  • 16smelling salts — noun a pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume; sniffed as a stimulant to relieve faintness • Hypernyms: ↑formulation, ↑preparation • Substance Meronyms: ↑spirits of ammonia, ↑sal volatile * * * noun [plural] : a chemical that has a …

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