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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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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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Urgescent

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: 'erg-'sent

Sentence: Kimberly had no sense of smell, which served not only as another reason to hate Loretta, but also as cause to deeply distrust her. "It's too primal" Kimberly opined, "maybe if she were a rodent it wouldn't be as strange, but I don't trust anyone who operates like a rat." Meanwhile, in the background Loretta urgescently nosed her way through Kimberly's desk until she found Kimberly's stash of cheese.

Etymology: urge (compel earnestly) + scent (odor)

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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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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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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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Reconnosesense

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ree kon ohs ens

Sentence: His reconnosesense was unstinting even when the object was unstinking

Etymology: reconnaissance nose sense

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-27: 13:26:00

metrohumanx Very nice. Concise sentence, too. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:14:00

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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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Olfactofreak

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: ohl-FAC-toe-freek (olfactofreaky,olfactofreakish)

Sentence: Eric was seldom Idle.Whenever someone suspected food of having spoiled, they brought it to Eric, who was more than happy to evaluate it's state of advanced decay. Eric was an OLFACTOFREAK of the first order, and he constantly honed his imaginary skills by sniffing everything he could. Being overly fond of "new car smell", he was forcibly ejected from the local Alfa Romeo dealership several times. When Eric and Heidi gassed up their car, Eric OLFACTOFREAKED out over the smell of fresh petrol, and had to be carted off in a state of toxic bliss. His fixation enabled him to detect the smell of a hot tar roof from a mile away, which reminded him of that summer he spent at the Jersey shore. Eric's reputation as an aromajunkie spread far and wide. The Department of Homieland Insecurity even hired him to sniff around cargo containers, searching vainly for contraband. The Government's bloodhound was retired because of nasal polyps, which compromised the dog's sniffability and America's security. When he detected a boatload of tainted Chinese suppositories, Eric the OLFACTOFREAK was idleized for having saved the day once again.

Etymology: OLFACTOry+FREAK=OLFACTOFREAK...........OLFCTORY:of or relating to the sense of smell;olfactorius, from olfacere to smell, from ol─ôre to smell + facere to do.....FREAK:an ardent enthusiast b: a person who is obsessed with something (origin unknown)

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metrohumanx http://www.eric-idle.com/ - metrohumanx, 2008-10-27: 20:01:00

Those ol' factories really do smell! Love Idle Gossip...He's a lumberjack and he's okay, he sleeps all night and he works all day...great, now that tune will go through my mind all day! Enough Idle Chatter... - Nosila, 2008-10-27: 20:59:00

metrohumanx I actually LIKE the smell of old factories...except abbatoirs. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 01:49:00

metrohumanx The Stasi -- East German secret police -- kept an enormous museum of "smell samples" of German citizens, kept in case they ever needed to give hunting dogs the scent of a fugitive criminal. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-28: 01:56:00

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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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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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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