incense definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause become exceptionally angry; infuriate.
    • To perfume with incense.
    • To burn incense to, as a ritual offering.
    • to create unstoppable; to inflame; to kindle; burning.
    • To inflame with fury; to enrage; to endkindle; to fire; to incite; to provoke; to heat up; to madden.
    • To offer incense to. See Incense.
    • To perfume with, or just like, incense.
  • noun:
    • An aromatic compound, like wood or a gum, which burned to produce a nice smell.
    • The smoke or smell from the burning of such a substance.
    • a nice scent.
    • Flattering or fawning interest; homage.
    • A perfume usually utilized in the rites of various religions.
    • The perfume or odors exhaled from herbs and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering for some deity.
    • The materials useful for the purpose of creating a perfume when burned, as fragrant gums, herbs, frankincense, etc.
    • Also utilized figuratively.
    • Any fragrant product, as specific gums, which exhales perfume during combustion; an assortment of fragrant gums, spices, etc., with gum-resin, compounded for the intended purpose of producing a sweet smell whenever burned.
    • The perfume or scented fumes arising from an odoriferous substance, as frankincense, during combustion; the odor of spices and gums burned as an act of worship in some religious systems.
    • Any grateful smell, since blossoms; agreeable perfume or scent.
    • Figuratively, gratifying admiration or interest; flattering respect and deference; homage; adulation.
    • a substance that creates a fragrant smell whenever burned
    • the pleasing fragrance produced whenever incense is burned
  • verb:
    • To fury or infuriate.
    • To incite, stimulate.
    • make mad
    • perfume especially with a censer
  • others:
    • to create on fire; cause burning; inflame; kindle.
    • to produce hot or eager; enkindle; incite; stimulate.
    • specifically burning as incense; use within burning incense.
    • To enkindle or excite to fury or other enthusiasm; inflame; make frustrated; provoke.
    • Synonyms Irritate, Provoke, etc. (identify exasperate), offend, anger, chafe, nettle, gall.
    • To perfume with incense.
    • to provide incense to; worship; slimmer extravagantly.
    • burning or provide incense.

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