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Definitions of incense

  1. To perfume with incense; burn incense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To inflame with anger; to endkindle; to fire; to incite; to provoke; to heat; to madden. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To enkindle or excite, as a passion; inflame with anger; provoke; irritate; to perfume with incense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To inflame with anger. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To inflame or incite to anger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. perfume esp. with a censer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make furious Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To perfume with incense. See Incendiary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To inflame to violent anger. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To perfume with incense. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To perfume with, or as with, incense. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to some deity. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Any material which gives off perfume when burned, especially olibanum, the frankincense of the Jews; any pleasant odor, as of flowers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Odor of spices burned in religious rites: the materials so burned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Perfume of burning aromatics; the aromatics themselves; perfume; fulsome praise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. An aromatic substance that exhales perfume in burning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The odours of spices burned in religious rites; the materials burned for making perfume. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. The odours arising from certain spices, gums, &c., when thrown on fire, used in religious rites; the materials so burned; the worship of prayer and praise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for incense

  1. How people can do two things at once I am sure I cannot understand; and while the maid brought in the large wooden bowl, the steam of whose household incense rose high in the air, I watched impatient for the signal to begin. – On the Church Steps by Sarah C. Hallowell
  2. His wayside fires were his altars, their smoke the incense to his gods. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
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