odor

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odor

noun \ˈō-dər\

: a particular smell

Full Definition of ODOR

1
a :  a quality of something that stimulates the olfactory organ :  scent
b :  a sensation resulting from adequate stimulation of the olfactory organ :  smell
2
a :  a characteristic or predominant quality :  flavor <the odor of sanctity>
b :  repute, estimation <in bad odor>
3
archaic :  something that emits a sweet or pleasing scent :  perfume
odored \ˈō-dərd\ adjective
odor·less \-dər-ləs\ adjective

Examples of ODOR

  1. The cheese has a strong odor.
  2. This deodorant prevents bad odor from occurring.

Origin of ODOR

Middle English odour, from Anglo-French odur, from Latin odor; akin to Latin olēre to smell, Greek ozein to smell, osmē smell, odor
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with ODOR

odor

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ODOR

1
: a quality of something that stimulates the olfactory organ : smell
2
: a sensation resulting from adequate chemical stimulation of the olfactory organ <a disagreeable odor>
odored or chiefly British odoured adjective
odor·less or chiefly British odour·less adjective

Variants of ODOR

odor or chiefly British odour \ˈōd-ər\

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