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censer

[ sen-ser ]
/ ˈsɛn sər /
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noun
a container, usually covered, in which incense is burned, especially during religious services; thurible.

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Origin of censer

1200–50; Middle English <Anglo-French, aphetic variant of ensenser<Medieval Latin incensārium.See incense1, -er2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH censer

censer , censor, censure, sensor
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British Dictionary definitions for censer

censer
/ (ˈsɛnsə) /

noun
a container for burning incense, esp one swung at religious ceremoniesAlso called: thurible
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