perfume: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (n.pûr'fym, pur-fym'v.pur-fym', pûr'fym), [key]
— n., v., -fumed, -fum•ing.
- a substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell, esp. a fluid containing fragrant natural oils extracted from flowers, woods, etc., or similar synthetic oils.
- the scent, odor, or volatile particles emitted by substances that smell agreeable.
- (of substances, flowers, etc.) to impart a pleasant fragrance to.
- to impregnate with a sweet odor; scent.
- perfume (Thesaurus)