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odorless


noun

  1. the property of a substance that activates the sense of smell: to have an unpleasant odor.
  2. a sensation perceived by the sense of smell; scent.
  3. an agreeable scent; fragrance.
  4. a disagreeable smell.
  5. a quality or property characteristic or suggestive of something: An odor of suspicion surrounded his testimony.
  6. repute: in bad odor with the whole community.
  7. Archaic. something that has a pleasant scent.

noun

  1. the US spelling of odour

n.c.1300, from Anglo-French odour, from Old French odor “smell, perfume, fragrance” (12c., Modern French odeur) and directly from Latin odor “a smell, a scent” (pleasant or disagreeable), from PIE *od- “to smell” (cf. Latin olere “emit a smell, to smell of,” with Sabine -l- for -d-; Greek ozein “to smell;” Armenian hotim “I smell;” Lithuanian uodziu “to smell”). Good or bad odor, in reference to repute, estimation, is from 1835. Odor of sanctity (1756) is from French odeur de saintet√© (17c.) “sweet or balsamic scent said to be exhaled by the bodies of eminent saints at death or upon disinterment.” n.

  1. The property or quality of a thing that affects, stimulates, or is perceived by the sense of smell.
  2. A sensation, stimulation, or perception of the sense of smell.
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