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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Partspermiliac

Created by: Koekbroer

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Unsniffaphobia

Created by: hipposwimming444

Pronunciation: uh-n-sniff-ah-fo-be-ah

Sentence: The poor man suffered from unsniffaphobia.

Etymology: un: -reverse or oppisite sniff: -the act of smelling phobia: -to fear/the fear of

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Snufflephilia

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Snuf fle philia

Sentence: Allergy season has the tendency to turn large groups with normal nostril behavior into snufflephiles. It is not just allergies that inflict people with snufflephilia; some individuals are inexorably compelled to sample the smorgasbord of odors populating this world.

Etymology: Snuffle (to sniff) & -philia (tendency towards)

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metrohumanx Odors are one of the most powerful memory-jogging senses we posess- the region of the brain that stores memories is intimately linked with the ability to smell.sniff sniff! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:06:00

zxvasdf I reckon Proust made that school of thought popular. If you have children, it's advisable to impress upon them importance of a lesson with an unique, custom made smell. - zxvasdf, 2008-10-28: 00:33:00

metrohumanx I remember that "sour kid smell" all too well. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 17:46:00

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

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