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[ol-fak-shuh n, ohl-] /ɒlˈfæk ʃən, oʊl-/

the act of smelling.
the sense of smell.
the sense of smell
the act or function of smelling

noun of action from Latin olfactus, past participle of olfacere “to smell, get the smell of” (transitive), from olere “to emit a smell” (see odor) + facere “to make” (see factitious).

olfaction ol·fac·tion (ŏl-fāk’shən, ōl-)
The sense of smell.


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