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English definition of “waft”

waft

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]     /wɒft/ US  /wɑːft/ literary
to ( cause to) move gently through the air : A gentle breeze wafted the scent of roses in through the open window . The sound of a flute wafted down the stairs .Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft
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