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perfume

noun 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-/
In the evening, the flowers perfume the air.
Translations of “perfume”
in Korean 향수…
in Arabic عِطْر…
in French embaumer…
in Turkish parfüm, güzel koku…
in Italian profumo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 香水, 香味,芳香…
in Russian духи…
in Polish perfumy…
in Spanish perfumar…
in Portuguese perfume…
in German mit Duft erfüllen…
in Catalan perfum…
in Japanese 香水…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香水, 香味,芳香…
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