olfact

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin olfactus, past participle of olfaciō (smell).

Verb[edit]

olfact (third-person singular simple present olfacts, present participle olfacting, simple past and past participle olfacted)

  1. (transitive, rare) To smell.
    • 1663–1678, Samuel Butler, Hudibras:
      There is a Machiavelian plot,
      (Tho' ev'ry nare olfact it not)