Definition of Olfactory sensation
1. Noun. The sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form. "She loved the smell of roses"
Generic synonyms: Aesthesis, Esthesis, Sensation, Sense Datum, Sense Experience, Sense Impression
Specialized synonyms: Scent, Aroma, Fragrance, Perfume, Scent, Fetor, Foetor, Malodor, Malodour, Mephitis, Reek, Stench, Stink, Acridity
Derivative terms: Odorize, Odourise, Smell, Smell, Smell
Lexicographical Neighbors of Olfactory Sensation
Literary usage of Olfactory sensation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"These facts are the only guides we have to enable us to connect the characters of an olfactory sensation with the chemical constitution of the body giving ..."
2. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"Nor have we at present any satisfactory guide to connect the characters of an olfactory sensation with the chemical constitution of the body giving rise to ..."
3. A Text-book of psychology by Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"olfactory sensation and Olfactory Stimulus. — Sen- sations of smell are aroused, not by the transmission of wave-motions through air or ether, ..."
4. Experimental Psychology: A Manual of Laboratory Practice by Edward Bradford Titchener (1901)
"olfactory sensation. — EXERCISE (i). —This test need not be given if O is sufficiently impressed by Exp. XV. As a rule, however, there is still some ..."
5. A Text-book of Experimental Psychology: With Laboratory Exercises by Charles Samuel Myers (1911)
"He should note whether tactile, painful, thermal, or gustatory concomitants of the olfactory sensation are present in each case; and how far he agrees with ..."