noun, (used with a plural verb)
a preparation for smelling, essentially of ammonium carbonate with some agreeable scent, used as a stimulant and restorative.
a pungent preparation containing crystals of ammonium carbonate that has a stimulant action when sniffed in cases of faintness, headache, etc
smelling salts pl.n.
Any of various preparations of ammonium carbonate and perfume, sniffed as a restorative or stimulant especially to relieve faintness and headache.
verb (used with object), smelled or smelt, smelling. 1. to perceive the odor or scent of through the nose by means of the olfactory nerves; inhale the odor of: I smell something burning. 2. to test by the sense of smell: She smelled the meat to see if it was fresh. 3. to perceive, detect, […]
- Smell like a rose
noun a man with roving eyes, a lecherous womanizer Word Origin from errant priest whose activites gave him a smelly smock
- Smell something out
smell something out