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in·cense 1

 (ĭn-sĕns′)
tr.v. in·censed, in·cens·ing, in·cens·es
To cause to be extremely angry; infuriate.

[Middle English encensen, from Old French incenser, from Late Latin incēnsāre, to sacrifice, burn, from Latin incēnsus, past participle of incendere, to set on fire; see kand- in Indo-European roots.]

in·cense 2

 (ĭn′sĕns′)
n.
1.
a. An aromatic substance, such as wood or a gum, that is burned to produce a pleasant odor.
b. The smoke or odor produced by the burning of such a substance.
2. A pleasant smell.
tr.v. in·censed, in·cens·ing, in·cens·es
1. To perfume with incense.
2. To burn incense to (a deity, for example) as a ritual offering.

[Middle English encens, from Old French, from Latin incēnsum, from neuter past participle of incendere, to set on fire; see kand- in Indo-European roots.]

incense

(ˈɪnsɛns)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any of various aromatic substances burnt for their fragrant odour, esp in religious ceremonies
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the odour or smoke so produced
3. any pleasant fragrant odour; aroma
4. rare homage or adulation
vb
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to burn incense in honour of (a deity)
6. (tr) to perfume or fumigate with incense
[C13: from Old French encens, from Church Latin incensum, from Latin incendere to kindle]
ˌincenˈsation n

incense

(ɪnˈsɛns)
vb
(tr) to enrage greatly
[C15: from Latin incensus set on fire, from incendere to kindle]
inˈcensement n

in•cense1

(ˈɪn sɛns)

n., v. -censed, -cens•ing. n.
1. an aromatic gum or other substance producing a sweet odor when burned.
2. the perfume or smoke arising from incense.
3. any pleasant fragrance.
4. homage; adulation.
v.t.
5. to perfume with incense.
6. to burn incense for.
[1250–1300; Middle English ansens,ensenz < Old French < Late Latin incēnsum, literally, something kindled]

in•cense2

(ɪnˈsɛns)

v.t. -censed, -cens•ing.
to arouse the wrath of; enrage.
[1400–50; late Middle English encensen < Old French incenser < Latin incēnsus (see incense1)]
in•cense′ment, n.
syn: See enrage.

incense

- Once meant to kindle any passion, good or bad.
See also related terms for passion.

incense


Past participle: incensed
Gerund: incensing

Imperative
incense
incense
Present
I incense
you incense
he/she/it incenses
we incense
you incense
they incense
Preterite
I incensed
you incensed
he/she/it incensed
we incensed
you incensed
they incensed
Present Continuous
I am incensing
you are incensing
he/she/it is incensing
we are incensing
you are incensing
they are incensing
Present Perfect
I have incensed
you have incensed
he/she/it has incensed
we have incensed
you have incensed
they have incensed
Past Continuous
I was incensing
you were incensing
he/she/it was incensing
we were incensing
you were incensing
they were incensing
Past Perfect
I had incensed
you had incensed
he/she/it had incensed
we had incensed
you had incensed
they had incensed
Future
I will incense
you will incense
he/she/it will incense
we will incense
you will incense
they will incense
Future Perfect
I will have incensed
you will have incensed
he/she/it will have incensed
we will have incensed
you will have incensed
they will have incensed
Future Continuous
I will be incensing
you will be incensing
he/she/it will be incensing
we will be incensing
you will be incensing
they will be incensing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been incensing
you have been incensing
he/she/it has been incensing
we have been incensing
you have been incensing
they have been incensing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been incensing
you will have been incensing
he/she/it will have been incensing
we will have been incensing
you will have been incensing
they will have been incensing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been incensing
you had been incensing
he/she/it had been incensing
we had been incensing
you had been incensing
they had been incensing
Conditional
I would incense
you would incense
he/she/it would incense
we would incense
you would incense
they would incense
Past Conditional
I would have incensed
you would have incensed
he/she/it would have incensed
we would have incensed
you would have incensed
they would have incensed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incense - a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burnedincense - a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
joss stick - a slender stick of incense burned before a joss by the Chinese
stacte - (Old Testament) one of several sweet-smelling spices used in incense
2.incense - the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned; "incense filled the room"
fragrance, perfume, scent, aroma - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
Verb1.incense - perfume especially with a censer
odorize, odourise, scent - cause to smell or be smelly
2.incense - make furiousincense - make furious        
anger - make angry; "The news angered him"

incense

1
noun perfume, scent, fragrance, bouquet, aroma, balm, redolence an atmospheric place, pungent with incense

incense

2
verb anger, infuriate, enrage, excite, provoke, irritate, gall, madden, inflame, exasperate, rile (informal), raise the hackles of, nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), make your blood boil (informal), rub you up the wrong way, make your hackles rise, get your hackles up, make you see red (informal) This proposal will incense conservation campaigners.

incense 1

verb
To cause to feel or show anger:
Idioms: make one hot under the collar, make one's blood boil, put one's back up.

incense 2

noun
Excessive, ingratiating praise:
Informal: soft soap.
Idiom: honeyed words.
Translations
بَخور
kadidlo
røgelse
tömjén
reykelsi
smilkalai
vīraks
kadidlo

incense

1 [ˈɪnsens]
A. Nincienso m
B. CPD incense burner Nincensario m

incense

2 [ɪnˈsens] VTindignar, encolerizar
their behaviour so incensed him thatsu comportamiento lo indignó hasta tal punto que ...

incense

[ˈɪnsɛns]
nencens m incense burner, incense stick
[ɪnˈsɛns] vt (= anger) → mettre en colère
to be incensed by sth → être révolté(e) par qchincense burner [ˈɪnsɛnsbɜːr] nencensoir m

incense

:
incense bearer
nWeihrauchschwenker mor -träger m
incense burner
nWeihrauchschwenker m, → Räucherpfanne f

incense

1
vtwütend machen, erbosen, erzürnen; incensedwütend, erbost (→ at, by über +acc)

incense

2
n (Eccl) → Weihrauch m; (fig)Duft m

incense

[n ˈɪnsɛns; vb ɪnˈsɛns]
1. nincenso
2. vt (anger) → fare infuriare

incense

(ˈinsens) noun
a substance which is burned especially in religious services, and which gives off a pleasant smell.
References in classic literature ?
To Heav'n thir prayers Flew up, nor missed the way, by envious windes Blow'n vagabond or frustrate: in they passd Dimentionless through Heav'nly dores; then clad With incense, where the Golden Altar fum'd, By thir great Intercessor, came in sight Before the Fathers Throne: Them the glad Son Presenting, thus to intercede began.
See Father, what first fruits on Earth are sprung From thy implanted Grace in Man, these Sighs And Prayers, which in this Golden Censer, mixt With Incense, I thy Priest before thee bring, Fruits of more pleasing savour from thy seed Sow'n with contrition in his heart, then those Which his own hand manuring all the Trees Of Paradise could have produc't, ere fall'n From innocence.
His eyes he op'nd, and beheld a field, Part arable and tilth, whereon were Sheaves New reapt, the other part sheep-walks and foulds; Ith' midst an Altar as the Land-mark stood Rustic, of grassie sord; thither anon A sweatie Reaper from his Tillage brought First Fruits, the green Eare, and the yellow Sheaf, Uncull'd, as came to hand; a Shepherd next More meek came with the Firstlings of his Flock Choicest and best; then sacrificing, laid The Inwards and thir Fat, with Incense strew'd, On the cleft Wood, and all due Rites perform'd.
Such follow him, as shall be registerd Part good, part bad, of bad the longer scrowle, Whose foul Idolatries, and other faults Heapt to the popular summe, will so incense God, as to leave them, and expose thir Land, Thir Citie, his Temple, and his holy Ark With all his sacred things, a scorn and prey To that proud Citie, whose high Walls thou saw'st Left in confusion, BABYLON thence call'd.
Was it not Fate, that, on this July midnight- Was it not Fate, (whose name is also Sorrow,) That bade me pause before that garden-gate, To breathe the incense of those slumbering roses?
The pilgrim woman was appeased and, being encouraged to talk, gave a long account of Father Amphilochus, who led so holy a life that his hands smelled of incense, and how on her last visit to Kiev some monks she knew let her have the keys of the catacombs, and how she, taking some dried bread with her, had spent two days in the catacombs with the saints.
I did not make the acquaintance of Thackeray's books all at once, or even in rapid succession, and he at no time possessed the whole empire of my catholic, not to say, fickle, affections, during the years I was compassing a full knowledge and sense of his greatness, and burning incense at his shrine.
For I suspect that many will not be satisfied with the simpler way of way They will be for adding sofas, and tables, and other furniture; also dainties, and perfumes, and incense, and courtesans, and cakes, all these not of one sort only, but in every variety; we must go beyond the necessaries of which I was at first speaking, such as houses, and clothes, and shoes: the arts of the painter and the embroiderer will have to be set in motion, and gold and ivory and all sorts of materials must be procured.
Some 125 ingredients, nearly thirty basic materials, and accompanying rituals are provided in a new age discussion that teaches how to make loose, stick, coil or cone incenses.
Inspectors of the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Section at the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai recently raided a flat that belongs to a store that sells perfumes, incenses and oud for allegedly being used to make spurious products.
Janice Marie Johnson, coordinator of the Office for Ministries with Persons with Disabilities for the Allentown diocese, said alternative incenses can be used.
Modern technologies are also used in the production of high quality incenses, which are usually very expensive.