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The man who cannot see is blind.

The man who cannot hear is deaf.

The man who cannot talk is mute.

What is the man who cannot smell?

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The one chosen to clean the garbage can. –  Oldcat Aug 12 at 0:02
    
If this is an ELL question - note that very few people / basically nobody would know the word anosmia. What you would say is lost your sense of smell. That's the standard phrase. –  Joe Blow Aug 12 at 10:13
    
I googled "cannot smell" and first result gives the answer. –  ermanen Aug 12 at 20:00

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A person who cannot smell suffers from anosmia.

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And is thus anosmic. (Beat me by 30 seconds). –  TimLymington Aug 11 at 23:29
    
@TimLymington ...................Bless Google........ –  Gary's Student Aug 11 at 23:31
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An anosmic suffers from a deficiency of osmium. –  John Lawler Aug 11 at 23:33
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@JohnLawler You have just brought me a little sunshine! –  Gary's Student Aug 11 at 23:36
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@JohnLawler: Damn! I was thinking it was omnium. –  Drew Aug 12 at 2:37

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