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English definition of “scent”

scent

noun     /sent/
SMELL [C] B2 a pleasant smell: the sweet scent of orange blossomsSmells and smelling
LIQUID [C, U] a pleasant-smelling liquid that people put on their skinToiletry and perfumes
ANIMAL [C, U] the smell of an animal or a person that is left somewhereSmells and smelling
(Definition of scent noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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