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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incense  \In"cense\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Incensed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Incensing}.]  [LL.  incensare:  cf  F.  encenser.  See 
  {Incense},  n.] 
  1.  To  offer  incense  to  See  {Incense}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  perfume  with  or  as  with  incense.  ``Incensed  with 
  wanton  sweets.''  --Marston. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incense  \In"cense\,  n.  [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  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incense  \In*cense"\,  v.  t.  [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  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  incense 
  n  1:  a  substance  that  produces  a  fragrant  odor  when  burned 
  2:  the  pleasing  scent  produced  when  incense  is  burned;  "incense 
  filled  the  room" 
  v  1:  perfume  esp.  with  a  censer  [syn:  {cense},  {thurify}] 
  2:  make  furious  [syn:  {outrage},  {enfuriate},  {infuriate},  {exasperate}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Incense 
  a  fragrant  composition  prepared  by  the  "art  of  the  apothecary." 
  It  consisted  of  four  ingredients  "beaten  small"  (Ex.  30:34-36). 
  That  which  was  not  thus  prepared  was  called  "strange  incense" 
  (30:9).  It  was  offered  along  with  every  meat-offering;  and 
  besides  was  daily  offered  on  the  golden  altar  in  the  holy  place 
  and  on  the  great  day  of  atonement  was  burnt  by  the  high  priest 
  in  the  holy  of  holies  (30:7,  8).  It  was  the  symbol  of  prayer 
  (Ps.  141:1,2;  Rev.  5:8;  8:3,  4). 
 




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