Perfume



[noun pur-fyoom, per-fyoom; verb per-fyoom, pur-fyoom] /noun ˈpɜr fyum, pərˈfyum; verb pərˈfyum, ˈpɜr fyum/

noun
1.
a substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell, especially 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.
verb (used with object), perfumed, perfuming.
3.
(of substances, flowers, etc.) to impart a pleasant fragrance to.
4.
to impregnate with a sweet odor; scent.
noun (ˈpɜːfjuːm)
1.
a mixture of alcohol and fragrant essential oils extracted from flowers, spices, etc, or made synthetically, used esp to impart a pleasant long-lasting scent to the body, stationery, etc See also cologne, toilet water
2.
a scent or odour, esp a fragrant one
verb (pəˈfjuːm)
3.
(transitive) to impart a perfume to
n.

1530s, “fumes from a burning substance,” from Middle French parfum (16c.), from parfumer “to scent,” from Old Provençal perfumar or cognate words in dialectal Italian (perfumare) or Spanish (perfumar), from Latin per- “through” (see per) + fumare “to smoke” (see fume (n.)). Meaning “fluid containing agreeable essences of flowers, etc.,” is attested from 1540s.
v.

1530s, “to fill with smoke or vapor,” from perfume (n.) or from Middle French parfumer. Meaning “to impart a sweet scent to” is from 1530s. Related: Perfumed; perfuming.

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