Definition of mosquito coil in English:

mosquito coil


  • A spiral made from a dried paste of pyrethrum powder, which when lit burns slowly to produce a mosquito-repellent smoke.

    • ‘100,000 tons of mosquito coils made from pyrethrum are sold each year.’
    • ‘Similarly coconut shells could be incinerated and the powder could be used for making mosquito coils.’
    • ‘The material included utensils, new garments, kerosene stoves, footwear, sanitary kits and mosquito coils.’
    • ‘Though mosquito coils may be effective, the long-term effects of exposure to the smoke are unknown.’
    • ‘He used a mosquito coil to battle the buzz in his cell.’
    • ‘Citronella candles and mosquito coils seem to help when the air is calm, but their effectiveness diminishes with a breeze.’
    • ‘There must be scientific ways to deal with the problem at source instead of burning mosquito coils in homes.’
    • ‘As a result, we used to sleep with the many others on the open terrace, looking at the stars in a windless night, hoping that the fumes from the mosquito coil would keep away the buzzing creatures from us.’
    • ‘The allegation is that she was asked for sexual favours in part in return for chocolate, sunglasses and mosquito coils.’
    • ‘The first thing you are going to need is mosquito coils or citronella candles to keep away the winged blood-suckers.’
    • ‘However, some residents suspected that the fire was caused by a cigarette butt or a mosquito coil.’
    • ‘A mosquito coil lay half burned under the bed - impotent to quell its intended victims, which began biting as soon as we sat down.’
    • ‘Today we use mosquito coils, which is much cheaper!’
    • ‘According to a recent report, Sri Lankans have sought to avoid mosquito bites by burning 1,110 metric tons of mosquito coils worth 102.28 billion rupees up to August this year.’
    • ‘Not only does she appear in television commercials for an energy drink, a soda, instant noodles and a mosquito coil, she will also star in two variety shows and have her own TV drama starting this June.’
    • ‘With a broad smile, she told a group of farmers that she has been using the oil for many years now and it has helped her family cut back on the costs of buying mosquito coils and paraffin.’
    • ‘Using an insect repellant, mosquito coils or vaporising mats, and wearing long, loose-fitting clothing when outdoors, especially at dusk and dawn, will help.’