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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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Sniffasouras

Created by: Daniel999

Pronunciation: sniff a sor as

Sentence: He was so obsessed with sniffing everything around him, they gave him the nickname "sniffasouras".

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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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Wholefactory

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: \hōl-'fak-t(ə-)rē\

Sentence: Ned's sense of wholefactory would not allow him to pick up the phone, or most anything else for that matter, without smelling it first.

Etymology: whole (of all) + olfactory (of or relating to sense of smell)

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Duressence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: duress/ence

Sentence: Carlos was driven by an overwhelming duressence to identify every object by it's scent. By thirty, his nostrils were immense.

Etymology: duress + essence

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COMMENTS:

Phew, I hope he doesnt run into a skunk! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 16:31:00

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Duressence

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: duress/ence

Sentence: Carlos was driven by an overwhelming duressence to identify every object by it's scent. By thirty, his nostrils were immense.

Etymology: duress + essence

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Carlos had King Kong nostrils? - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:10:00

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Addictodor

Created by: Bullwinkle

Pronunciation: addict'o-door

Sentence: He's an addictodor. He even smell dogs' butts.

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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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Obsesscent

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: uhb/ses/sent

Sentence: He 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: obsess + scent

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COMMENTS:

Excellent creation - Mustang, 2007-11-29: 21:55:00

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Whifficionado

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: \wif-fish-ee-uh-NAH-doh\

Sentence: Because Hector was a real whifficionado, anything that came near his face -- the phone, his sunglasses, even his girlfriend -- would get scrutinosed, and fragranalyzed. He had a total sniffixation.

Etymology: whiff - "a slight trace of odor or smell" (aspirated var. of Middle English, weffe) + aficionado - "enthusiast" (Spanish, aficion, -from Latin, affectionem)

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COMMENTS:

I sorry if I've stolen "sniffixation" from you. I was unaware that you used it in your sentence. I'm happy to withdraw it & ubstitute "fragranxiety". I'm a fan of whifficionado; it's a great word. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-29: 04:28:00

No problem. Great minds think alike -- apparently, so do we sometimes. ;) I though that your word 'smellancholy' was brilliant. - Tigger, 2007-11-29: 12:21:00

I think this captures the 'essence' of the definition. - kabloozie, 2007-11-29: 19:52:00

franke Excellent word. Very funny. - franke, 2007-11-30: 10:02:00

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Gaspirate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: gas pir ayt

Sentence: They called Barney the bloodhound, because he would gaspirate every object that came into his hand. It was embarrassing enough for friends when he did it in restaurants and stores. But when he started doing it to new people he'd meet, they just had to keep a sniff upper lip and hope he would not describe what he smelled.

Etymology: Gasp (a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open) & Aspirate (inhale;suck in air, along with whatever smells accompany said lungful)

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