Definition of Sniffing

1. n. A rapid inspiratory act, in which the mouth is kept shut and the air drawn in through the nose.



Definition of Sniffing

1. Verb. (present participle of sniff) ¹

2. Noun. A sniff sound or action. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sniffing

1. sniff [v] - See also: sniff

Medical Definition of Sniffing

1. A rapid inspiratory act, in which the mouth is kept shut and the air drawn in through the nose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sniffing

sniff test
sniff tests
sniffable
sniffed
sniffer
sniffer dog
sniffer dogs
sniffer plane
sniffer planes
sniffers
sniffier
sniffiest
sniffily
sniffiness
sniffinesses
sniffing (current term)
sniffingly
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sniffishnesses
sniffle
sniffled
sniffler
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sniffling
snifflingly
snifflings

Literary usage of Sniffing

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1. Gulf War And Health by Carolyn Fulco, Institute of Medicine (2005)
"1998) studied neurologic and cognitive abnormalities in young adults engaged in chronic petrol-sniffing, a form of substance abuse relatively common in ..."

2. Life in Brazil by Thomas Ewbank (1856)
"Original Snuff-mills and sniffing Apparatus. — Slave-traders. — Monastery of San Bento : its Monks, Chapel, Cells, Library, and Bookworms. — Sopping. ..."

3. Eight Years in Canada: Embracing a Review of the Administrations of Lords by Richardson (John) (1847)
"Lord Durham, still sniffing the polluted air, and giving every indication of the nausea he experienced, then ascended, much disconcerted, ..."

4. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"They reach the olfactory mucous membrane by diffusion, assisted by the modified inspiratory movements of "sniffing" and "smelling," and are most acutely ..."

5. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott, Francis Garden, James Bowling Mozley (1857)
"It is a gentleman, and something of a fine gentleman, too, going sniffing about from nuisance ta nuisance, and giving us the fresh edge of his disgust. ..."

6. A Descriptive Checklist of the Etched & Engraved Book-plates by Joseph Winfred Spenceley, Pierre de Chaignon la Rose (1905)
"On the floor in front is a pile of books, on top of which rests a jar of wild roses ; one book lies on the rug, and a spaniel stands there sniffing at the ..."

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