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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June Jacobs: Purchase $100 worth of these delightfully scented spa-level products and you'll receive a free Citrus Balm, Loofah Sponge, and a quilted cosmetics case. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, Glamour, "The Best 2018 Labor Day Beauty Sales You Can't Miss," 30 Aug. 2018 Or make your affinity for pickles known throughout your home with an ornament or scented candle. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "I Tried Pickle Chapstick and It’s the Perfect Stocking Stuffer," 13 Nov. 2018 Claim 3: The fragrances in scented candles are seriously harmful to human health. Sam Gutierrez, House Beautiful, "Are Your Favorite Candles Slowly Poisoning You?," 26 Dec. 2018 Neon Saltwater has extended elements of these images into the real space of the gallery with architectural décor panels — complete with plastic safety bars — and a party table laden with brightly colored, sweetly scented drinks and treats. Gayle Clemans, The Seattle Times, "Artists at Winston Wächter gallery construct enticing ‘Summer Dreams’," 30 July 2018 For women prone to yeast infections, Dr. Dweck recommends avoiding heavily scented personal hygiene products as well as getting out of wet workout clothes and bathing suits immediately. Elizabeth Durand Streisand, Good Housekeeping, "What the Color of Your Vaginal Discharge Means, According to Gynos," 27 Nov. 2018 To round out the collection, which celebrates the co-op’s 80th anniversary, REI also collaborated with Pendleton on a cozy camp blanket and Juniper Ridge on a collection of scented products that capture the essence of the Cascade mountains. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "REI brings back 3 classics in new lifestyle collection," 16 Oct. 2018 The fluffy-robed, petal-scented beautifiers, and the sulfuric science labs that open airways, clear orifices, aid ailments and generally get stuff done. Gemma Askham, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Barcelona," 4 Mar. 2018 Whitefriars is more Modern Irish, with lots of nods to international flavors: Think tandoori chicken, Shepherd’s pie with duck, and eggplant cannelloni for the veg friends, plus standout sides like cheesy cauliflower with tobacco-scented onions. Sandra Ramani, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Dublin," 11 July 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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