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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tactonate

Created by: flyingheadlice

Pronunciation: TAK-toh-nate

Sentence: He likes to tactonate his belly button lint.

Etymology: tactile, nasal

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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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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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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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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