- to burn incense near or in front of; perfume with incense.
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Contemporary Examples of cense
In collecting these massive amounts of data and all those minute fluctuations, however, CeNSE needs human oversight.
Peter Hartwell is a distinguished technologist and the lead on HP Labs Central Nervous System for the Earth project (CeNSE).
Historical Examples of cense
Censer is apparently the name applied to one who pays a cense or cess.
Etymologically the words seem akin, cense being a tax or toll (cess), and tensare meaning to lay under toll or tribute.
A procession is made through each house to cense every room.Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan
Clement A. Miles
- (tr) to burn incense near or before (an altar, shrine, etc)
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Word Origin and History for cense
"to perfume with burning incense," late 14c., a shortened form of incense. Related: Censed; censing.