sa·​chet | \ sa-ˈshā How to pronounce sachet (audio) \

Definition of sachet

1 : a small bag or packet
2 : a small bag containing a perfumed powder or potpourri used to scent clothes and linens

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Other Words from sachet

sacheted \ sa-​ˈshād How to pronounce sachet (audio) \ adjective

Examples of sachet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saturate the mask inside the sachet with the ampoule that contains a hydrating trio of aloe, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid, and then apply the mask to skin. Eartha Terrell, Allure, "All the Best Beauty Essentials to Stock Up on This Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 And ditching the high-sodium (though admittedly extremely delicious) sachet opens up a world of breakfast, lunch, and dinner possibilities. Hetty Mckinnon, Bon Appétit, "6 Delicious Ways to Bulk Up Instant Noodles," 10 July 2020 Not the hugely expensive doctors, the sachets of vitamins meant to replace meals, the overnight sleep study at Weill Cornell and daily Pilates instruction. Emma Cline, The New Yorker, "White Noise," 1 June 2020 Giant silica moisture absorption sachets are also put inside engines to keep them dry, while all external holes on the fuselage are covered to block insects and nesting birds. Anurag Kotoky, Time, "Two-Thirds of the World’s Passengers Jets Are Grounded Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. Here's What That Means," 17 Apr. 2020 Transport Mom to an exotic locale with the fig-and-cedar-scented drawer sachets from Ortigia Sicilia. Antonina Jedrzejczak,, "This Mother’s Day, Get Mom What She’s Missing the Most," 7 May 2020 The sachets continuously emit a small amount of an ethylene inhibitor, changing the atmosphere in the storage box but not the food itself. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz,, "Bananas that last forever? Extending shelf life is a key weapon in the battle against food waste, and one Chicago startup is on the front lines.," 27 Nov. 2019 In the maintenance phase, the drug comes in a sachet. Jamie Primeau, NBC News, "1st peanut allergy drug for children approved by FDA," 1 Feb. 2020 These sachets are plastic-foil composites, and cannot be recycled. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "A documentary that will never let you see plastic the same way again," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sachet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sachet

Middle French, from Old French, diminutive of sac bag — more at sac

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“Sachet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sachet

: a small bag that has a powder or a mixture of dried flowers and spices inside it and that is used to give a pleasant smell to clothes, sheets, etc.
British : a small, thin package

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