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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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Partspermiliac

Created by: Koekbroer

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Snootinize

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: SNOO-tin-ize

Sentence: No one knows why he needs to snootinize everything. Perhaps he has a sick scents.

Etymology: scrutinize, snoot

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Shazam! Excellent creativity! - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 07:57:00

Agreed! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 16:36:00

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Snifferize

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: snif-er-ize

Sentence: Teddy had a problem as he would always snifferize his cell phone when it rang.

Etymology: Play on the word sniff

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Nostrilla

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nästrilə

Sentence: Nostrilla was attacking Tokyo again. Unlike his cousin Godzilla who could exhale atomic breath and use his laser vision. Nostrilla did damage by inhaling. When he stopped to smell the roses, he also smelled cars, office buildings and the inhabitants therein. It was never clear if he meant to do harm or just had a bad case of the sniffles.

Etymology: nostril: either of two external openings of the nasal cavity in vertebrates that admit air to the lungs and smells to the olfactory nerves. + Godzilla: name of a huge prehistoric monster featured in a series of Japanese films from 1955

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metrohumanx Love those giant rubber monsters! Gammera. Rodan.Mozilla. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:13:00

metrohumanx http://www.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/godzilla.html - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:21:00

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Kingpong

Created by: Khikhob

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Olfactation

Created by: jaymiex

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Nosphonatu

Created by: awesomoshis

Pronunciation: Nose-phone-ah-two

Sentence: I've been experiencing severe nosphonatu every since I dropped my phone in the toilet.

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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