Incense - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪnsens|  American pronunciation of the word incense
Brit.  |ˈɪnsɛns|  British pronunciation of the word incense

noun

- a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
- the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned

verb

- perfume especially with a censer (syn: cense, thurify)
- make furious (syn: exasperate, infuriate)

Examples

...the heavenly incense of spring flowers...

...count on the office manager to spread the incense whenever there's a visiting VIP from the head office...

She was incensed at / by his behaviour.

a church filled with the smell of incense

Spectators were incensed by the referee's decision.

Incense is often burned in their religious rites.

the pure fragrance of churchly incense

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: incense
he/she/it: incenses
present participle: incensing
past tense: incensed
past participle: incensed
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