osmophobia

noun
os·​mo·​pho·​bia | \ ˌäz-mō-ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce osmophobia (audio) \

Definition of osmophobia

: intolerance of or hypersensitivity to smells Stress aggravated her headaches. She also had associated symptoms of nausea, vomiting, photophobia, phonophobia, and osmophobia.— James D. Collins also : aversion to or dislike of odors Migraineurs and other people with headache, particularly those who have odor triggers may develop a fear of or aversion to certain smells, called osmophobia. — Kerrie Smyres

First Known Use of osmophobia

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osmophobia

Greek osmḗ "smell, odor" + -o- + -phobia — more at osmium

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“Osmophobia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osmophobia. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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