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waft

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   /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

waft

noun [C] uk   /wɒft/ us    /wɑːft/ literary
a smell or smoke that moves through the air: Caroline caught the heady waft of the other woman's perfume. A waft of smoke engulfed her.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftSmells and smelling
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