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sniff



Pronunciation: (snif), [key]
v.i.
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.

v.t.
1. to perceive by or as by smelling: to sniff a scandal.
2. to inhale through the nose: to sniff the air.

n.
1. an act of sniffing; a single, short, audible inhalation.
2. the sound made by such an act.
3. a scent or odor perceived: a sniff of perfume.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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