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tr.v. censed, cens·ing, cens·es
1. To perfume with incense.
2. To burn incense to.
[Middle English censen, short for encensen, from encens, incense; see incense2.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to burn incense near or before (an altar, shrine, etc)
[C14: from Old French encenser; see incense1]
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v.t. censed, cens•ing.
to burn incense near or in front of; perfume with incense.
[1300–50; Middle English, aph. variant of incense1]
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Past participle: censed
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