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Idioms about smell

    smell a rat. rat (def. 6).

Origin of smell

First recorded in 1125–75; early Middle English smell, smull (noun), smellen,smullen (verb); origin uncertain.

synonym study for smell

13. See odor.

OTHER WORDS FROM smell

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How to use smell in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for smell

smell
/ (smɛl) /

verb smells, smelling, smelt or smelled
noun

Derived forms of smell

smeller, noun

Word Origin for smell

C12: of uncertain origin; compare Middle Dutch smölen to scorch
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Medical definitions for smell

smell
[ smĕl ]

v.
To perceive the scent of something by means of the olfactory nerves.
n.
The sense by which odors are perceived; the olfactory sense.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with smell

smell

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