perfume
I. noun Etymology: Middle French perfum, probably from Old Occitan, from perfumar to perfume, from per- thoroughly (from Latin) + fumar to smoke, from Latin fumare, from fumus smoke — more at fume Date: 1533 1. the scent of something sweet-smelling 2. a substance that emits a pleasant odor; especially a fluid preparation of natural essences (as from plants or animals) or synthetics and a fixative used for scenting Synonyms: see fragrance II. transitive verb (perfumed; perfuming) Date: 1531 to fill or imbue with an odor

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  • Perfume — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Perfume (grupo musical). Frascos de perfume. El nombre de perfume o perfumes proviene del latín per , por y fumare , producir humo, haciendo referencia a la substancia aromática …   Wikipedia Español

  • Perfume — Основная информация …   Википедия

  • perfume — sustantivo masculino 1. Sustancia aromática concentrada especialmente utilizada por las personas para dar buen olor: ¿Qué perfume llevas? Un perfume de jazmín . Me puse un poco de perfume antes de salir. Su novia le regaló un frasco de perfume. 2 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Perfume — Per fume, n. [F. parfum; cf. Sp. perfume. See {Perfume}, v.] 1. The scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma. [1913 Webster] No rich perfumes refresh the fruitful field. Pope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perfume — (2009) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • perfume — [pər fyo͞om′; ] also, and for n. usually [, pʉr′fyo͞om΄] vt. perfumed, perfuming [MFr parfumer < It perfumare < L per , intens. + fumare, to smoke < fumus, smoke: see FUME] 1. to fill with a fragrant or pleasing odor; scent 2. to put… …   English World dictionary

  • Perfume — Per*fume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perfumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perfuming}.] [F. parfumer (cf. Sp. perfumar); par (see {Par}) + fumer to smoke, L. fumare, fr. fumus smoke. See {Fume}.] To fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perfume — ► NOUN 1) a fragrant liquid used to give a pleasant smell to one s body. 2) a pleasant smell. ► VERB 1) give a pleasant smell to. 2) impregnate with perfume or a sweet smelling ingredient. DERIVATIVES perfumed adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • perfume — (n.) 1530s, from M.Fr. parfum, from parfumer to scent, from Prov. perfumar, from L. per through (see PER (Cf. per)) + fumare to smoke (see FUME (Cf. fume)). Earliest use in English was in reference to fumes from something burning. Meaning fluid… …   Etymology dictionary

  • perfume — s. m. 1. Emanação agradável. 2. Preparado industrial com cheiro agradável. 3. Suavidade, aroma, deleite …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • perfume — *fragrance, bouquet, redolence, incense Analogous words: odor, scent, aroma, *smell …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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