scent

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
scent

Plural
scents

  1. (countable) A scent is a smell.
    The scent of fresh bread filled the house.
    The dogs followed the scent to a hole in the ground.

Verb[change]

Plain form
scent

Third-person singular
scents

Past tense
scented

Past participle
scented

Present participle
scenting

  1. (transitive) If sents , gives a smell.
    The flowers scented the room.
    He gave her a scented card.
  2. (transitive) If you scent something such as danger or a story, you have a feeling that it exists.
    When the president didn't appear, the newspapers scented a story.
  3. ((transitive)) If an animal scents something, it smells it.
    The deer ran when they scented the hunter.