incense

2
[ in-sens ]
/ ɪnˈsɛns /

verb (used with object), in·censed, in·cens·ing.

to inflame with wrath; make angry; enrage.

Origin of incense

2
1400–50; late Middle English incensen < Latin incēnsus (see incense1); replacing Middle English encensen < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

Related forms

in·cense·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for incensement (1 of 2)

incense

1
/ (ˈɪnsɛns) /

noun

any of various aromatic substances burnt for their fragrant odour, esp in religious ceremonies
the odour or smoke so produced
any pleasant fragrant odour; aroma
rare homage or adulation

verb

to burn incense in honour of (a deity)
(tr) to perfume or fumigate with incense

Derived Forms

incensation, noun

Word Origin for incense

C13: from Old French encens, from Church Latin incensum, from Latin incendere to kindle

British Dictionary definitions for incensement (2 of 2)

incense

2
/ (ɪnˈsɛns) /

verb

(tr) to enrage greatly

Derived Forms

incensement, noun

Word Origin for incense

C15: from Latin incensus set on fire, from incendere to kindle
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