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English definition of “scent”

scent

noun [C/U] (SMELL)   /sent/
a smell , esp . when pleasant , or a smell left behind by an animal or person : [C] The scent of lilacs permeated the air . [C] The dogs were onto the lost boy’s scent (= were following his smell ). Scent is also perfume (= liquid with a pleasant smell ).
(Definition of scent noun (SMELL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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