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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make aromatic or fragrant.
  • transitive verb Chemistry To subject to a reaction that converts a substance into an aromatic compound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render aromatic or fragrant; give a spicy flavor to; perfume.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To impregnate with aroma; to render aromatic; to give a spicy scent or taste to; to perfume.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make aromatic, fragrant, or spicy.
  • verb transitive, chemistry To convert into an aromatic compound by means of a chemical reaction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb fill or impregnate with an odor

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