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sniff

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the quality of a thing that makes it perceptible to the sense organs in the nose
  • we took a good sniff of the sauce, trying to guess its ingredients

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sniff

verb

Synonyms of sniff (Entry 2 of 2)

to become aware of by means of the sense organs in the nose
  • a curious cat sniffing the flowers in the garden

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The first known use of sniff was in the 14th century

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“Sniff.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sniff. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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