perfume Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “perfume” in the English Dictionary

"perfume" in British English

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perfumenoun

uk   /ˈpɜː.fjuːm/  us   /pɝːˈfjuːm/
A2 [C or U] a ​liquid with a ​pleasantsmell, usually made from ​oils taken from ​flowers or ​spices and often used on the ​skin: What perfume are you ​wearing? She ​adoresFrench perfume. [U] a ​pleasantnaturalsmell: The perfume of the ​rosesfilled the ​room.
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verb [T] uk   /ˈpɜː.fjuːm/  us   /ˈpɝː-/
In the ​evening, the ​flowers perfume the ​air.
(Definition of perfume from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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perfumenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpɜr·fjum, pərˈfjum/
a ​liquidproduced and ​sold for ​itsstrong, ​pleasantsmell, often used on the ​skin: [U] She put a few ​drops of perfume on the back of her ​neck.
(Definition of perfume from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “perfume”
in Korean 향수…
in Arabic عِطْر…
in Malaysian mengharumkan…
in French embaumer…
in Russian духи…
in Chinese (Traditional) 香水, 香味,芳香…
in Italian profumo…
in Turkish parfüm, güzel koku…
in Polish perfumy…
in Spanish perfumar…
in Vietnamese tỏa hương…
in Portuguese perfume…
in Thai ส่งกลิ่นหอม…
in German mit Duft erfüllen…
in Catalan perfum…
in Japanese 香水…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香水, 香味,芳香…
in Indonesian mengharumkan…
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