incense
Pronunciation
  • Noun:
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Noun

incense

  1. A perfume used in the rites of various religions.
  2. (figurative) Homage; adulation.
Translations Verb

incense (incenses, present participle incensing; past and past participle incensed)

  1. (transitive) To anger or infuriate.
    I think it would incense him to learn the truth.
  2. (archaic) To incite, stimulate.
  3. (transitive) To offer incense to.
  4. (transitive) To perfume with, or as with, incense.
    • Incensed with wanton sweetes.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      Neither, for the future, shall any man or woman, self-styled noble, be incensed, — foolishly fumigated with incense, in Church; as the wont has been.
  5. (obsolete) To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn.
    • Twelve Trojan princes wait on thee, and labour to incense / Thy glorious heap of funeral.
Translations
  • Russian: серди́ть



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