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 (ŏn′flə-räzh′, -räj′)
A process in making perfume in which odorless fats or oils absorb the fragrance of fresh flowers.

[French, from enfleurer, to saturate with the perfume of flowers : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + fleur, flower (from Old French flour, from Latin flōs, flōr-; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]


(Crafts) the process of exposing odourless oils to the scent of fresh flowers, used in perfume-making
[C19: literally: inflowering]


(ˌɑ̃ fləˈrɑʒ)

a process of extracting perfumes by exposing odorless oils or fats to the exhalations of flowers.
[1850–55; < French, =enfleur(er) to impregnate with scent of flowers]
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The younger Polge, who was raised in Grasse, France, with enfleurage in his veins, swanned into the Chanel fold having already formulated several blockbusters.
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