yielding or diffusing an odor.
- o·dor·if·er·ous·ly, adverb
- o·dor·if·er·ous·ness, o·dor·if·er·os·i·ty [oh-duh-rif-uh-ros-i-tee], /ˌoʊ dəˌrɪf əˈrɒs ɪ ti/, noun
- non·o·dor·if·er·ous, adjective
- non·o·dor·if·er·ous·ly, adverb
- non·o·dor·if·er·ous·ness, noun
- un·o·dor·if·er·ous, adjective
- un·o·dor·if·er·ous·ly, adverb
- un·o·dor·if·er·ous·ness, noun
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How to use odoriferous in a sentence
And, fair warning, if you’re concerned about smell, those are the items that can be a bit, well, odoriferous.How to start composting at home, even if you don’t have a yard | Kristen Hartke | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Dogs become extensions of ourselves, with their acute hearing and especially keen noses expanding our field of perception from the visual world to the odoriferous.Traveling through the pandemic in the company of dogs | Walter Nicklin | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
This volatile odoriferous principle has been called the spiritus rector of the plant.
At the instant I smell something, my sense is irritated, or put in motion, by the parts that exhale from the odoriferous body.Good Sense | Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
These articles they barter with us for odoriferous woods and earth, and our salt of wood ashes.
All the trees are odoriferous, and some of them emit gums, oils, or other liquors.The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci | Amerigo Vespucci
Its scenery assumes a thousand different aspects between odoriferous Greenpoint and the solitary grandeur of Montauk.
British Dictionary definitions for odoriferous
having or emitting an odour, esp a fragrant one
- odoriferously, adverb
- odoriferousness, noun
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