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incense2

[in-sens] /ɪnˈsɛns/
verb (used with object), incensed, incensing.
1.
to inflame with wrath; make angry; enrage.
Origin of incense2
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English incensen < Latin incēnsus (see incense1); replacing Middle English encensen < Anglo-French < Latin, as above
Related forms
incensement, noun
Synonyms
anger, exasperate, provoke, irritate. See enrage.
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British Dictionary definitions for incensement

incense1

/ˈɪnsɛns/
noun
1.
any of various aromatic substances burnt for their fragrant odour, esp in religious ceremonies
2.
the odour or smoke so produced
3.
any pleasant fragrant odour; aroma
4.
(rare) homage or adulation
verb
5.
to burn incense in honour of (a deity)
6.
(transitive) to perfume or fumigate with incense
Derived Forms
incensation, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French encens, from Church Latin incensum, from Latin incendere to kindle

incense2

/ɪnˈsɛns/
verb
1.
(transitive) to enrage greatly
Derived Forms
incensement, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin incensus set on fire, from incendere to kindle
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Word Origin and History for incensement

incense

v.2

"to offer incense, perfume with incense," c.1300, from Old French encenser, from encens (see incense (n.)).

incense

n.

late 13c., from Old French encens "sweet-smelling substance," from Late Latin incensum (nominative incensus) "burnt incense," literally "something burnt," neuter past participle of Latin incendere "set on fire" (see incendiary).

v.

"make angry," early 15c., from Middle French incenser, from Latin incensare, frequentative of Latin incendere "set on fire" (see incendiary). A figurative use of the word used literally in incense (n.). Related: Incensed.

"to offer incense, perfume with incense," c.1300, from Old French encenser, from encens (see incense (n.)).

incense

v.1

"make angry," early 15c., from Middle French incenser, from Latin incensare, frequentative of Latin incendere "set on fire" (see incendiary). A figurative use of the word used literally in incense (n.). Related: Incensed.

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