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incense

IN'CENSE, n. in'cens. [L. incensum, burnt, from incendo, to burn.]

1. Perfume exhaled by fire; the odors of spices and gums, burnt in religious rites, or as an offering to some deity.

A thick cloud of incense went up. Ezek. 8.

2. The materials burnt for making perfumes. The incense used in the Jewish offerings was a mixture of sweet spices, stacte, onycha, galbanum, and the gum of the frankincense tree.

Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein and put incense thereon. Lex.10.

3. Acceptable prayers and praises. Mal.l.

4. In the Materia Medica, a dry resinous substance known by the name of thus and olibanum.

IN'CENSE, v.t. in'cens. To perfume with incense. In the Romish church, it is the deacon's office to incense the officiating priest or prelate, and the choir.




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IN'CENSE, n. in'cens. [L. incensum, burnt, from incendo, to burn.]

1. Perfume exhaled by fire; the odors of spices and gums, burnt in religious rites, or as an offering to some deity.

A thick cloud of incense went up. Ezek. 8.

2. The materials burnt for making perfumes. The incense used in the Jewish offerings was a mixture of sweet spices, stacte, onycha, galbanum, and the gum of the frankincense tree.

Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein and put incense thereon. Lex.10.

3. Acceptable prayers and praises. Mal.l.

4. In the Materia Medica, a dry resinous substance known by the name of thus and olibanum.

IN'CENSE, v.t. in'cens. To perfume with incense. In the Romish church, it is the deacon's office to incense the officiating priest or prelate, and the choir.


IN'CENSE, n. [in'cens; L. incensum, burnt, from incendo, to burn; It. incenso; Fr. encens.]

  1. Perfume exhaled by fire; the odors of spices and gums, burnt in religious rites, or as an offering to some deity. A thick cloud of incense went up. Ezek. viii.
  2. The materials burnt for making perfumes. The incense used in the Jewish offerings was a mixture of sweet spices, stacte, onycha, galbanum, and the gum of the frankincense tree. Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein and put incense thereon. Lev. x.
  3. Acceptable prayers and praises. Mal. i.
  4. In the Materia Medica, a dry resinous substance known by the name of thus and olibanum. Encyc.

IN'CENSE, v.t. [in'cens.]

To perfume with incense. In the Romish church, it is the deacon's office to incense the officiating priest or prelate, and the choir. Encyc.


IN-CENSE', v.t. [incens'.]

To enkindle or inflame to violent anger; to excite angry passions; to provoke; to irritate; to exasperate; to heat; to fire. It expresses less than enrage. How could my pious son thy power incense? Dryden.


In*cense"
  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 offer incense to. See Incense.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  3. The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to some deity.

    A thick cloud of incense went up. Ezek. viii. 11.

  4. 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.

  5. To perfume with, or as with, incense.

    "Incensed with wanton sweets." Marston.
  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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Incense

IN'CENSE, noun in'cens. [Latin incensum, burnt, from incendo, to burn.]

1. Perfume exhaled by fire; the odors of spices and gums, burnt in religious rites, or as an offering to some deity.

A thick cloud of incense went up. Ezekiel 8:11.

2. The materials burnt for making perfumes. The incense used in the Jewish offerings was a mixture of sweet spices, stacte, onycha, galbanum, and the gum of the frankincense tree.

Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein and put incense thereon. Lex.10.

3. Acceptable prayers and praises. Mal. Latin

4. In the Materia Medica, a dry resinous substance known by the name of thus and olibanum.

IN'CENSE, verb transitive in'cens. To perfume with incense In the Romish church, it is the deacon's office to incense the officiating priest or prelate, and the choir.

INCENSE, verb transitive incens.' To enkindle or inflame to violent anger; to excite angry passions; to provoke; to irritate; to exasperate; to heat; to fire. It expresses less than enrage.

How could my pious son thy power incense?

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