odorant

noun odor·ant \ ˈō-də-rənt \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of odorant

: an odorous substance; especially : one added to a dangerous odorless substance to warn of its presence

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First Known Use of odorant

1860

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odorant

noun odor·ant \ ˈōd-ə-rənt \

medical Definition of odorant

: an odorous substance; especially : one added to a toxic odorless substance to warn of its presence

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