smelling

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

smelling

  1. Present participle of smell.
  2. Used in adjectival compounds.
    foul-smelling (having a foul smell)
    sweet-smelling (having a sweet smell)

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

smelling (plural smellings)

  1. The act by which something is smelled.
    • 2004, Timothy D. J. Chappell, Reading Plato's Theaetetus (page 73)
      To such perceivings we give names like these: seeings, hearings, smellings, chillings and burnings, pleasures and pains, desires []
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