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Definition of scent:

  1. Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in passing over it; as, dogs find or lose the scent; hence, course of pursuit; track of discovery.
  2. That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; odor; smell; as, the scent of an orange, or of a rose; the scent of musk.
  3. The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent.
  4. To have a smell.
  5. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
  6. To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.
  7. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.


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