Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "olfaction" []

  • The sense of smell. (noun)
  • The act or process of smelling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "olfaction" in a sentence
  • "Research on smell - what scientists call olfaction - is discussed in the December issue of the Reader's Digest magazine in an article by Paula Dranov."
  • "You got me thinking about how I sometimes play up my interest in "olfaction" and the "psychology of scent" or relate it to my former life in specialty coffee using sensory evaluation everyday when speaking of this hobby with others."
  • "Of course in the wine industry, we often start enjoying the wine via olfaction … mmmmmm."