Meaning of incense


Pronunciation: (in'sens), [key]
— n., v., -censed, -cens•ing.
  1. an aromatic gum or other substance producing a sweet odor when burned, used in religious ceremonies, to enhance a mood, etc.
  2. the perfume or smoke arising from such a substance when burned.
  3. any pleasant perfume or fragrance.
  4. homage or adulation.
  1. to perfume with incense.
  2. to burn incense for.
  1. to burn or offer incense.


Pronunciation: (in-sens'), [key]
— -censed, -cens•ing.
  1. to inflame with wrath; make angry; enrage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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