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 for scent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scent \Scent\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scented; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Scenting.] [Originally sent, fr. F. sentir to feel, to
     smell. See Sense.]
     1. To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to
        scent game, as a hound does.
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              Methinks I scent the morning air.     --Shak.
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     2. To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.
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              Balm from a silver box distilled around,
              Shall all bedew the roots, and scent the sacred
              ground.                               --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scent \Scent\, v. i.
     1. To have a smell. [Obs.]
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              Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone.
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     2. To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scent \Scent\, n.
     1. 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.
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              With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial. --Prior.
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     2. 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.
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              He gained the observations of innumerable ages, and
              traveled upon the same scent into Ethiopia. --Sir W.
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     3. The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of
        nice scent; to divert the scent. --I. Watts.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a distinctive odor that is pleasant [syn: aroma,
           fragrance, perfume, scent]
      2: an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be
      3: any property detected by the olfactory system [syn:
         olfactory property, smell, aroma, odor, odour,
      v 1: cause to smell or be smelly [syn: odorize, odourise,
           scent] [ant: deodorise, deodorize, deodourise]
      2: catch the scent of; get wind of; "The dog nosed out the
         drugs" [syn: scent, nose, wind]
      3: apply perfume to; "She perfumes herself every day" [syn:
         perfume, scent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "scent":
     ambergris, ambrosia, aroma, aromatic, aromatic gum, aromatic water,
     aromatize, attar, attar of roses, balm, balm of Gilead, balminess,
     balsam, bay oil, be warm, bergamot oil, bouquet, breath, breathe,
     breathe in, broad hint, burn, catchword, cense, champaca oil,
     civet, clue, condensation trail, contrail, course, cue, cue word,
     definite odor, detect, detectable odor, determine, discern,
     distinguish, effluvium, emanation, embalm, essence, essential oil,
     evidence, exhalation, extract, find out, fixative, flavor,
     fragrance, fragrancy, fruitiness, fume, fumigate, gentle hint,
     gesture, get wind of, glimmer, glimmering, heliotrope, hint,
     hot lead, implication, incense, index, indication, inhale, inkling,
     innuendo, insinuation, intimation, jasmine oil, key, key word,
     kick, lavender oil, lead, learn about, line, look, musk, muskiness,
     myrcia oil, myrrh, nod, nose, nose out, nosegay, nudge, odor,
     odorize, olfaction, olfactory sense, parfum, path, perceive,
     perfume, perfumery, piste, prompt, recognize, redolence, rose oil,
     savor, sense, sense of smell, sign, signal, signs, smell, smell of,
     smell out, smelling, sniff, sniff out, snuff, snuffle, spice,
     spiciness, spoor, stench, subtle odor, suggestion, suspicion,
     sweet savor, sweet smell, symptom, telltale, thurify, tip-off,
     trace, traces, track, trail, vapor trail, vestige, volatile oil,
     wake, whiff, whisper, wink

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