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Adjective: smelling  sme-ling
  1. (used with 'of' or 'with') noticeably odorous
    "the hall was smelling of floor wax";
    - redolent
Noun: smelling  sme-ling
  1. The act of perceiving the odour of something
    - smell
Verb: smell (smelt, also smelled)  smel
  1. Inhale the odour of; perceive by the olfactory sense
  2. Emit an odour
    "The soup smells good"
  3. Have a bad odour
    "He rarely washes, and he smells"
  4. Have an element suggestive (of something)
    "this passage smells of plagiarism";
    - smack, reek
  5. Become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    "I smell trouble"; "smell out corruption";
    - smell out, sense

Derived forms: smellings

See also: odorous, stink up

Type of: cause to be perceived, comprehend, evoke, paint a picture, perceive, perception, sensing, suggest

Encyclopedia: Smelling