Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having or yielding no scent; inodorous; not odoriferous.
  • Destructive of scent; conveying no scent, as for hunting: said of the weather.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having no scent.

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  • adjective Not having a scent, odorless.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective emitting or holding no odor
  • adjective lacking the sense of smell

Etymologies

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scent +‎ -less

Examples

  • The innerwear, I wash in scentless detergent and dry in the dryer and I wear clean clothes for each outing so that it doesn't carry any human scent.

    How can i get my hunting cloths ready for hunting season? what should i do to them? thanks!

  • The innerwear, I wash in scentless detergent and dry in the dryer and I wear clean clothes for each outing so that it doesn't carry any human scent.

    How can i get my hunting cloths ready for hunting season? what should i do to them? thanks!

  • As for odors, let other folks be proud of smelling musk and lavender, but let him tell you by a quiver of the nostrils the various kinds of so-called scentless flowers, and let him bend his ear and interpret secrets that the universe is ever whispering to us who are pent in partial deafness because, forsooth, we see.

    The Village Watch-Tower

  • So for a while we sat on the terrace, and a kind of scentless, spineless whitethorn wept sprays of flowers upon us.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • A bird cries dimly, distant, almost from another world, and the warm wind shakes the shriveled leaves overhead, scattering some more on the scentless air.

    Autumn Woods « Unknowing

  • Their breath was irregular and scentless, these boys were always overbrushing their teeth and overminting their mouths in cars, always playing music with no detectable melody, and no matter how long you listened, they never successfully communicated anything.

    The Adults

  • She observes primroses, wood sorrel, anemone, scentless violet and that starry yellow flower which Mrs C calls pile wort.

    Weatherwatch: Dorothy Wordsworth on daffodils

  • The heart knows information that is positioned upon various cues: we first lay in bed with each other, fully clothed, breathing in scentless pheromones, dripping with the desire to be touched, and so fingers delicately lace and unlace swirling patterns on bare skin, elbows and the nape of the neck.

    Sleeping Tonight By the One You Love

  • Their breath was irregular and scentless, these boys were always overbrushing their teeth and overminting their mouths in cars, always playing music with no detectable melody, and no matter how long you listened, they never successfully communicated anything.

    The Adults

  • He pictures himself pulling up slowly to the house and being shocked to find it lightless, scentless, for sale.

    Red Left Hand

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