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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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Obsesscent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uhb/ses/sent

Sentence: Joe 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: OBSESSCENT - verb - from OBSESS (dwell obsessively upon something) + SCENT (to perceive, or identify by the sense of smell)

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metrohumanx SCHNOZOZEALOUS? Hahahahaa cough cough.... - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:12:00

Smells like a new Calvin Klein fragrance... - Nosila, 2008-10-27: 21:01:00

metrohumanx Or a new de-aromarent protective cream! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 02:27:00

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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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Snufflebored

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: snuf fel bord

Sentence: Having been dragged by his new wife on a touted cruise, Smell Gibson sniffed everything around him. His bride was embarrassed to find him sniffing cutlery (not just his own) at the dinner table and lifeboats, door handles, really all and everything else on the ship. When asked, he told her he was playing snufflebored. She didn't know whether it was boredom, a manic compulsion or that he had a germ detector built in his nose, but her groom's actions mortified her. It was a pity he had no life preserver to sniff when he mysteriously was thrown overboard on their last day at sea...

Etymology: Snuffle (sniff or smell inquiringly) & Bored (tired of the world;uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence) & Play on Shuffleboard (a game in which players use long sticks to shove wooden disks onto the scoring area marked on a smooth surface; less exertive form of exercise at retirement homes and seniors'cruises)

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mrskellyscl cute! - mrskellyscl, 2010-03-24: 07:26:00

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Snexpertiff

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: snek-spurt-iff

Sentence: He snexpertiffed anything in sight like a german shepherd police dog looking for contraband.

Etymology: sniff + expert

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Sniffmonger

Created by: frankierio

Pronunciation: snif-mong-r

Sentence: Not only did Jeff smell everything on his plate before he ate it, he even sniffed me.He is such a sniffmonger.

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Obscensitive

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SENT-seh-tiv

Sentence: Waldo is thoroughly obscentsitive with his disgusting habit of sniffing everything from his food to his cell phone and even his discarded clothing.

Etymology: Blend of obsessive, scent, and sensitive

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Nasolepsy

Poetikat

Created by: Poetikat

Pronunciation: nay zo lep see

Sentence: She was baffled when he suddenly had to take a whiff of everything in sight, but he explained it as his nasolepsy affliction.

Etymology: naso - nasal lepsy - attack

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metrohumanx Nice takeoff on narcolepsy. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:16:00

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Sniffixation

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: snif-fix-a-shun

Sentence: Jim had such a sniffixation about freshness that Rita refused to go with him to buy groceries anymore. Anyone who watched him smell, poke, squeeze and taste the fruits and vegetables was too grossed out to buy them when he got done with them. He sniffed the meats to make sure they weren't spoiled, the cheeses to see if they were still good and the fish to make sure it hadn't gone belly up. But when he began to sniff the cat food she had enough.

Etymology: sniff + fixation:an obsessive preoccupation

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Odoretentiveness

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OH-de-REE-ten-TIV-ness

Sentence: Bob's odoretentiveness was becoming serious. If he couldn't identify each odor specifically, he would become sniffixated, full of smellancholy and fragrangsted. However, Roxie wasn't worried: Bob, after all, was of Greek background, and besides a fellow called Odorpus Reakes, was one of his ancesstors!

Etymology: Conflation of ODOR & RETENTIVENESS to describe a person with such attention to detail of odors, smells and the like that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, and can be carried out to the detriment of the odor-retentive person.

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metrohumanx Thanks for all the "bonus" words in there, creative one! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:17:00

Hey, Bob...aren't you from the same land as Smell Gibson?? Good Word! - Nosila, 2008-10-27: 21:00:00

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Detectapoo

Created by: looseball

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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