Perfume meaning

pûrfyo͝om, pər-fyo͝om
Perfume is defined as a nice smell, or a substance created to produce a nice smell.

An example of perfume is the scent of potpurri.

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To fill with a fragrant or pleasing odor; scent.
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To put perfume on; dab, spray, etc. with perfume.
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A pleasing smell or odor; sweet scent, as of flowers; fragrance.
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A substance producing a fragrant or pleasing odor; esp., a volatile oil, as that extracted from flowers, or a substance like this prepared synthetically.
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A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
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A substance created to provide a pleasant smell or one which emits an agreeable odor.
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To apply perfume to; to fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.
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Perfume means to give a nice smell to something.

An example of perfume is to put body spray on your body.

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A substance that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor, especially a volatile liquid distilled from flowers or prepared synthetically.
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A pleasing, agreeable scent or odor.
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To fill or permeate with fragrance; impart a pleasant odor to.
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Origin of perfume

  • French parfum from Old Italian parfumo from parfumare to fill with smoke par- intensive pref. (from Latin per- per-) fumare to smoke (from Latin fūmāre) (from fūmus smoke)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary