perfume

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From Middle French parfum, from the obsolete Italian parfumare "to smoke through"

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  1. A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 5, The Younger Set[1]:
      Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume ; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of rose-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees ; … .
  2. A substance created to provide a pleasant smell or one which emits an agreeable odor.

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perfume (third-person singular simple present perfumes, present participle perfuming, simple past and past participle perfumed)

  1. (transitive) To apply perfume to; to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.

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perfume m (plural perfumes)

  1. perfume

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perfume

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of perfumar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of perfumar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of perfumar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of perfumar.
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 03:14