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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Incense \In"cense\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Incensed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incensing}.] [LL. incensare: cf. F. encenser. See {Incense}, noun]

1. To offer incense to. See {Incense}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. To perfume with, or as with, incense. "Incensed with wanton sweets." --Marston.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Incense \In*cense"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Incensed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incensing}.] [L. incensus, p. p. of incendere; pref. in- in + root of candere to glow. See {Candle}.]

1. To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn. [Obs.]

Twelve Trojan princes wait on thee, and labor to incense Thy glorious heap of funeral. --Chapman.

2. To inflame with anger; to enrage; to endkindle; to fire; to incite; to provoke; to heat; to madden.

The people are incensed him. --Shak.

Syn: To enrage; exasperate; provoke; anger; irritate; heat; fire; instigate.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Incense \In"cense\, noun [OE. encens, F. encens, L. incensum, fr. incensus, p. p. of incendere to burn. See {Incense} to inflame.]

1. The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to some deity.

A thick cloud of incense went up. --Ezek. viii. 11.

2. The materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc.

Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon. --Lev. x. 1.

3. Also used figuratively.

Or heap the shrine of luxury and pride, With incense kindled at the Muse's flame. --Gray.

{Incense tree}, the name of several balsamic trees of the genus {Bursera} (or {Icica}) mostly tropical American. The gum resin is used for incense. In Jamaica the {Chrysobalanus Icaco}, a tree related to the plums, is called incense tree.

{Incense wood}, the fragrant wood of the tropical American tree {Bursera heptaphylla}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned

2: the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned; "incense filled the room"


1: perfume especially with a censer [syn: {cense}, {incense}, {thurify}]

2: make furious [syn: {infuriate}, {exasperate}, {incense}]

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