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scent

[ sent ]
/ sɛnt /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to perceive or recognize by or as if by the sense of smell: to scent trouble.
to fill with an odor; perfume.
verb (used without object)
to hunt by the sense of smell, as a hound.
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Origin of scent

First recorded in 1325–75; (verb) earlier sent,Middle English senten, from Middle French sentir “to smell,” from Latin sentīre, “to feel”; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the verb Cf. sense

synonym study for scent

1. See odor.

OTHER WORDS FROM scent

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH scent

cent, scents , sense
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British Dictionary definitions for scent

scent
/ (sɛnt) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of scent

scented, adjectivescentless, adjectivescentlessness, noun

Word Origin for scent

C14: from Old French sentir to sense, from Latin sentīre to feel; see sense
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Other Idioms and Phrases with scent

scent

see throw off, def. 3.

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