ODORANT By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. an airborne volatile compound which generates an odor. Odorants might vary in both quality and magnitude. ODORANT: "The odorant was pungent enough for the entire room full of people to recognize it within minutes." Related Psychology Terms OLFACTORY CROSS-ADAPTATION OLFACTIE BURNT CAPRYLIC BENZENE OLFACTORIUM VARIABILITY ODORANT-BINDING PROTEIN OLFACTORY DYSFUNCTION AROMATIC Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ODORANT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/odorant/ (accessed August 4, 2020).