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Definition of perfume verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//pərˈfyum//
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perfume
    he / she / it perfumes
    past simple perfumed
    -ing form perfuming
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  1. 1perfume something (with something) (literary) (especially of flowers) to make the air in a place smell pleasant synonym scent The garden was perfumed with the smell of roses. One bloom has the power to perfume a whole room.
  2. 2perfume something (with something) to put perfume in or on something She perfumed her bath with fragrant oils.
    adjective perfumed soap
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: perfume

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