- n. 气味；嗅觉；痕迹；察觉能力
- vt. 闻到；发觉；使充满…的气味；循着遗臭追踪
- vi. 发出…的气味；有…的迹象；嗅着气味追赶
- n. (Scent)人名；(英)森特
CET6 TEM4 CET4 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL
1、sc <=> s.
2、sent- => scent.
来自古法语 sentir,感觉，感官，闻，来自拉丁语 sentire,感觉，感官，词源同 sense,sentiment. 插入字母 c 可能是受-sc-影响。引申词义闻，嗅，气味，气息等。
- scent:  Scent comes ultimately from the same source that gave English sensation, sense, sentient, and sentiment – namely, Latin sentīre ‘feel, perceive’. It arrived via Old French sentir, and at first was sent in English (‘Fishes lurking among the stones [the dogs] seek out with their sent’, James Dalrymple, Leslie’s history of Scotland 1596). The modern sc- spelling did not begin to emerge until the 17th century. It is not known what the reason for it was, although it may have been a resolution of a possible confusion with the past form of send.
=> sensation, sense, sentient, sentiment
- scent (v.)
- late 14c., sent "to find the scent of," from Old French sentir "to feel, smell, touch, taste; realize, perceive; make love to," from Latin sentire " to feel, perceive, sense, discern, hear, see" (see sense (n.)).
Originally a hunting term. The -c- appeared 17c., perhaps by influence of ascent, descent, etc., or by influence of science. This was a tendency in early Modern English, also in scythe and for a time threatening to make scite and scituate. Figurative use from 1550s. Transitive sense "impregnate with an odor, perfume" is from 1690s. Related: Scented; scenting.
- scent (n.)
- late 14c., "scent, smell, what can be smelled" (as a means of pursuit by a hound), from scent (v.). Almost always applied to agreeable odors.
- 1. She loved the scent in the house of wax polish.
- 2. Flowers are chosen for their scent as well as their look.
- 3. Many kinds of insect find their mates by scent.
- 4. Scent your drawers and wardrobe with your favourite aromas.
- 5. A slight breeze rose, wafting the heavy scent of flowers past her.
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