nose-dead

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Adjective[edit]

nose-dead (comparative not attested, superlative most nose-dead)

  1. Possessed of an extremely poor or non-existent sense of smell.
    • 2001, Yann Martel, Life of Pi, Canongate (2003), ISBN 184195392X, page 108:
      Of the five senses, tigers rely the most on their sight. Their eyesight is very keen, especially in detecting motion. Their hearing is good. Their smell is average. I mean compared to other animals, of course. Next to Richard Parker, I was deaf, blind and nose-dead.

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  • (having poor senses of perception): blind (sight), deaf (hearing), numb (touch)

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