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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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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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Overscentsative

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: Over-sents-ative

Sentence: Horacio often thought he could detect odors on things that no one else could. Objects which most people thought had no odor, he felt most compelled to pick up and smell, just to be sure. Perhaps he was just being overscentsative but he just couldn't stop trying to smell everything he picked up..... Wait, I think that smells pretty good, let me see.

Etymology: "Over" as in beyond some norm or limit + "Scents" or odors + "ative" suffix meaning of, relating to or connecting with.

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Like it! - TJayzz, 2008-10-27: 08:54:00

metrohumanx Excellent word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:13:00

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Pancompulsniffia

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: Pan-cum-pul-snif'- e-uh

Sentence: I'm worried about him. The intensity of his pancompulsniffia is becoming problematic.

Etymology: pan- all, everything + compulsive/sniff + ia - medical condition

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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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Snootfool

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: snoōtfoōl

Sentence: Harold is sure he can detect even the slightest sign that things are not what they should be. With a quick sniff he declares a check legit or fraudulent. He has rejected designer jeans more than once after a mere whiff. He sees himself as a Sherlock Holmes. Most see him as a snootfool.

Etymology: snoot (a person*s nose) + fool (a person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person) a play on snootful

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Olfactation

Created by: jaymiex

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Sniffitch

Created by: reverb

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Ultrascentsitive

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ul + truh + senss + uh + tiv

Sentence: Morton was ultrascentsitive which caused his compulsive sniffing of any and all objects or foods he picked up.

Etymology: Ultra = very Scentsitive + sensitive

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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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Obscensitivity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ob-sens-uh-TIV-uh-ty

Sentence: Ralph had a major case of obscentsitivity and would sniff everything, foods, personal grooming tools, and other inanimate objects with some kind of misguided notion that he could determine the safety or value of those things.

Etymology: Blend of obsessive, scent, and sensitivity.

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metrohumanx A triple whammy! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:09:00

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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