scent·​ed | \ ˈsen-təd How to pronounce scented (audio) \

Definition of scented

: having scent: such as
a : having a perfumed smell
b : having the sense of smell
c : having or exhaling an odor

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Examples of scented in a Sentence

a bowl of scented petals used to perfume a room

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Late last season, he was suspended a game for charging a scented candle to assistant coach Mike Brown’s hotel bill without Brown’s permission. Connor Letourneau,, "Jordan Bell to sign one-year deal with Minnesota," 1 July 2019 Symptoms include excessive thirst, frequent urination, fruity-scented breath, confusion, and consistently high blood sugar (over 300). Molly Kimball,, "The do’s and don’ts of the high-fat, low-carb keto diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 11 June 2019 Little leaks here and there gave fans hints that the collection, called Tutti Frutti, would be colorful, scented, and downright humongous. Marci Robin, Allure, "Exclusive: Too Faced's Jerrod Blandino Shares All the Details of the New Tutti Frutti Collection," 7 Aug. 2018 First, a reminder: Pumpkin is a type of produce, not just an ingredient in scented candles. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Pumpkin Health Benefits Every Fall Lover Needs to Know About," 14 June 2019 The rice over the pork transforms into a soft, thin porridge, scented with sweet spices. Bill Addison,, "Review: Does Jiang Nan Spring have the SGV’s best Shanghainese food?," 6 June 2019 There’s also a vanilla-scented toner, an eye cream, a vitamin C serum, and a moisturizer. Glamour, "We Tried Everything From Kylie Skin—Here Are Our First Impressions," 22 May 2019 To help ease the burn, there is a scented Cincinnati candle, smelling of oakmoss and amber. Sallee Ann Ruibal,, "This Indiana candle company sells unscented Ohio candle, Twitter reacts," 19 Dec. 2018 The hostess with the mostest will relish in Hermes' set of fragrant orange-scented soaps and any multi-tasking earth mother will surely appreciate Tata Harper's curated edit of all-natural skincare products, chicly housed in a verdant vanity case. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "11 Beauty Gifts for Mom That Guarantee Favorite Child Status," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of scented

1602, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scented was in 1602

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English Language Learners Definition of scented

: having a pleasing smell

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