perfume: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (n.pûr'fym, pur-fym'v.pur-fym', pûr'fym), [key]
— n., v., -fumed, -fum•ing.
  1. 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.
  2. the scent, odor, or volatile particles emitted by substances that smell agreeable.
  1. (of substances, flowers, etc.) to impart a pleasant fragrance to.
  2. to impregnate with a sweet odor; scent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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