Sniff



verb (used without object)
1.
to draw air through the nose in short, audible inhalations.
2.
to clear the nose by so doing; sniffle.
3.
to smell by short inhalations.
4.
to show disdain, contempt, etc., by or as by sniffing.
verb (used with object)
5.
to perceive by or as by smelling:
to sniff a scandal.
6.
to inhale through the nose:
to sniff the air.
noun
7.
an act of sniffing; a single, short, audible inhalation.
8.
the sound made by such an act.
9.
a scent or odor perceived:
a sniff of perfume.
verb
1.
to inhale through the nose, usually in short rapid audible inspirations, as for the purpose of identifying a scent, for clearing a congested nasal passage, or for taking a drug or intoxicating fumes
2.
when intr, often foll by at. to perceive or attempt to perceive (a smell) by inhaling through the nose
noun
3.
the act or sound of sniffing
4.
a smell perceived by sniffing, esp a faint scent
snerting

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