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

Examples of scented in a Sentence

a bowl of scented petals used to perfume a room
Recent Examples on the Web This scented hair oil provides defense against hair dryers, as well as all-day radiance and minimal frizz. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 31 Dec. 2021 The same can be said for long baths accompanied by a glass of wine and your favorite scented wax light. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 12 Dec. 2021 At least eight people died in the Mayfield Consumer Products factory, which makes scented candles. NBC News, 13 Dec. 2021 Bamford began developing her line of scented bath and body products — which now includes everything from body cream and body oil to soaps and bath salts — not long after opening that first farm shop. New York Times, 28 July 2021 Magical handbooks from the time show that Greco-Egyptian magicians used fragrance extensively in their rituals, even scented inks, and doctors believed strong-smelling plant species to be more medically effective than others. Britta Ager, The Conversation, 20 Oct. 2021 Jess makes a final pass with the Scotch-Brite One Step Disinfectant and Cleaner to banish any pet smells from couch cushions and disinfect things like handles, leaving a clean slate for lighting her favorite seasonal scented candle. Elizabeth Sheldon, Good Housekeeping, 2 Nov. 2021 That has increased the appeal of scented or odor-neutralizing products. Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2021 While the super-rich may now hold as much wealth as the entire middle-class, 120 years ago neither had cars, LEDs, air conditioning, smartphones, seedless watermelon, scented trash bags and blue toilet water. Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021

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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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12 Jan 2022

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“Scented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of scented

: having a pleasing smell

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