Perfume Definition

pûrfyo͝om, pər-fyo͝om
perfumed, perfumes, perfuming
noun
perfumes
A substance producing a fragrant or pleasing odor; esp., a volatile oil, as that extracted from flowers, or a substance like this prepared synthetically.
Webster's New World
A pleasing smell or odor; sweet scent, as of flowers; fragrance.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
Antonyms:
stenchstinkodor
verb
perfumed, perfumes, perfuming
To fill with a fragrant or pleasing odor; scent.
Webster's New World
To put perfume on; dab, spray, etc. with perfume.
Webster's New World
Perfume means to give a nice smell to something.
An example of perfume is to put body spray on your body.
YourDictionary
Synonyms:
aromatisearomatizescent
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Other Word Forms of Perfume

Noun

Singular:
perfume
Plural:
perfumes

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

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