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perfumenoun

uk   /ˈpɜː.fjuːm/  us   /pɝːˈfjuːm/
A2 [C or U] a liquid with a pleasant smell, usually made from oils taken from flowers or spices and often used on the skin: What perfume are you wearing? She adores French perfume.
[U] a pleasant natural smell: The perfume of the roses filled the room.

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verb [T] uk   /ˈpɜː.fjuːm/  us   /ˈpɝː.fjuːm/
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 liquid produced and sold for its strong, pleasant smell, 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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