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Noun

Singular
scent

Plural
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  1. an odour or smell, especially one left by an animal being hunted by hounds.
  2. something with a strong odour.
    the scent of flowers
    the scent of a skunk
  3. perfume.
  4. (figuratively) any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone.

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Verb

Infinitive
to scent

Third person singular
scents

Simple past
scented

Past participle
-

Present participle
scenting

to scent (third-person singular simple present scents, present participle scenting, simple past and past participle scented)
  1. to detect the scent of
    The hounds scented the fox in the woods.
  2. to impart an odour to
    Scent the air with burning sage before you begin your meditation.

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