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cense

[ sens ]
/ sɛns /
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verb (used with object), censed, censing.
to burn incense near or in front of; perfume with incense.
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Origin of cense

1300–50; Middle English, aphetic variant of incense1
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British Dictionary definitions for cense

cense
/ (sɛns) /

verb
(tr) to burn incense near or before (an altar, shrine, etc)

Word Origin for cense

C14: from Old French encenser; see incense 1
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