Definitions for incense
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a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned
"incense filled the room"
cense, incense, thurifyverb
perfume especially with a censer
infuriate, exasperate, incenseverb
A perfume often used in the rites of various religions.
To anger or infuriate.
I think it would incense him to learn the truth.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Perfumes exhaled by fire in honour of some god or goddess.
Etymology: incensum, Latin, a thing burnt; encens, French.
Upon such sacrifices, my Cordelia,
The gods themselves throw incense. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
Numa the rites of strict religion knew;
On ev'ry altar laid the incense due. Matthew Prior.
To enkindle to rage; to inflame with anger; to enrage; to provoke; to irritate to anger; to heat; to fire; to make furious; to exasperate.
Etymology: incensus, Latin.
The world, too saucy with the gods,
Incenses them to send destruction. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.
If 'gainst yourself you be incens'd, we'll put you,
Like one that means his proper harm, in manacles. William Shakespeare.
He is attended with a desp'rate train;
And what they may incense him to, being apt
To have his ear abus'd, wisdom bids fear. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
Tractable obedience is a slave
To each incensed will. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Foul idolatries and other faults,
Heap'd to the popular sum, will so incense
God as to leave them. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xii.
How could my pious son thy pow'r incense?
Or what, alas! is vanquish'd Troy's offence? John Dryden, Æn.
Incense is aromatic biotic material that releases fragrant smoke when burnt. The term is used for either the material or the aroma. Incense is used for aesthetic reasons, religious worship, aromatherapy, meditation, and ceremony. It may also be used as a simple deodorant or insect repellent.Incense is composed of aromatic plant materials, often combined with essential oils. The forms taken by incense differ with the underlying culture, and have changed with advances in technology and increasing number of uses.Incense can generally be separated into two main types: "indirect-burning" and "direct-burning". Indirect-burning incense (or "non-combustible incense") is not capable of burning on its own, and requires a separate heat source. Direct-burning incense (or "combustible incense") is lit directly by a flame and then fanned or blown out, leaving a glowing ember that smoulders and releases a smoky fragrance. Direct-burning incense is either a paste formed around a bamboo stick, or a paste that is extruded into a stick or cone shape.
Incense is a substance, often made from a combination of various aromatic plants, resins, or essential oils, that is burned to produce a fragrant smoke. It is commonly utilized in religious ceremonies, spiritual rituals, or for aromatic purposes as a part of different traditions and cultures worldwide.
to set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn
to inflame with anger; to endkindle; to fire; to incite; to provoke; to heat; to madden
to offer incense to. See Incense
to perfume with, or as with, incense
the perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to some deity
the materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc
also used figuratively
Etymology: [OE. encens, F. encens, L. incensum, fr. incensus, p. p. of incendere to burn. See Incense to inflame.]
Incense is composed of aromatic biotic materials, which release fragrant smoke when burned. The term incense refers to the substance itself, rather than to the odour that it produces. It is used in religious ceremonies, ritual purification, aromatherapy, meditation, and for creating a spiritual atmosphere. Incense is composed of aromatic plant materials, often combined with essential oils. The forms taken by incense differ with the underlying culture, and have changed with advances in technology and increasing diversity in the reasons for burning it. Incense can generally be separated into two main types: "indirect-burning" and "direct-burning". Indirect-burning incense is not capable of burning on its own, and requires a separate heat source. Direct-burning incense is lit directly by a flame and then fanned or blown out, leaving a glowing ember that smoulders and releases fragrance. Direct-burning incense is either a paste formed around a bamboo stick, or a paste that is extruded into a stick or cone shape.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-sens′, v.t. to inflame with anger: to incite, urge: to perfume with incense.—n. In′cense, odour of spices burned in religious rites: the materials so burned: pleasing perfume: (fig.) homage, adulation.—adj. In′cense-breath′ing, exhaling incense or fragrance.—ns. Incense′ment (Shak.), state of being inflamed with anger; Incens′or (obs.), a censer.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a fragrance which arises from the burning of certain gums and burnt in connection with sundry religious observances, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church, as an expression of praise presumably well pleasing to God; a practice which Protestants repudiate as without warrant in Scripture.
The numerical value of incense in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of incense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The proposal that the cannabis was heated to release psychoactive compounds, rather than for its aroma as an incense (provided by the frankincense, in any case), is an intriguing proposition.
When the mind is possessed of reality, it feels tranquil and joyous even without music or song, and it produces a pure fragrance even without incense or tea.
Lisa Niziolek explained. In addition to ceramics, the ship was also carrying elephant tusks, possibly for use in medicine or art. Sweet-smelling resin, which could have been used for incense or for caulking ships, was also found. Previous carbon dating of the tusks and resin had dated the wreck to between 700 and 750 years ago. However, improved carbon dating techniques tell a different story. PIRATE MYSTERY : DOES THIS 300-YEAR-OLD BONE BELONG TO' BLACK SAM' BELLAMY ? When we got the results back and learned that the resin and tusk samples were older than previously thought, we were excited, we had suspected that based on inscriptions on the ceramics and conversations with colleagues in China and Japan, and it was great to have all these different types of data coming together to support it.
I am crazy about the smell of these incense sticks! they make you smell like a spa. I wish L’Oréal would make a perfume to smell like this incense because I love it. I rub this on me and I get so many compliments.
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- вбеся́вам, тамя́н, разяря́вамBulgarian
- encensCatalan, Valencian
- røgelse, virakDanish
- sahumerio, sahumo, inciensoSpanish
- suitsuke, raivostuttaaFinnish
- धूप देनाHindi
- olibano, incensoItalian
- thymiamatis, thȳmiāma, tusLatin
- wierook, vertoornenDutch
- virak, røykelse, røykjelseNorwegian Nynorsk
- røkelse, virakNorwegian
- фимиа́м, разозли́ть, разгне́вать, разъяри́ть, рассерди́ть, серди́ть, взбеси́ть, разъяря́ть, ла́дан, кади́ло, беси́тьRussian
- timonza, timagna, timanzaSardinian
- тамјан, tamjanSerbo-Croatian
- virak, rökelseSwedish
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