Perfume is defined as a nice smell, or a substance created to produce a nice smell.(noun)
An example of perfume is the scent of potpurri.
Perfume means to give a nice smell to something.(verb)
An example of perfume is to put body spray on your body.
See perfume in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr parfumer < It perfumare < L per-, intens. + fumare, to smoke < fumus, smoke: see fume
Origin: MFr parfum < the v.
See perfume in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French parfum
Origin: , from Old Italian parfumo
Origin: , from parfumare, to fill with smoke
Origin: : par-, intensive pref. (from Latin per-, per-)
Origin: + fumare, to smoke (from Latin fūmāre, from fūmus, smoke).
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