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incense

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Religion, Odours
incensein‧cense1 /ˈɪnsens/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 RRCOa substance that has a pleasant smell when you burn it 🔊 a church filled with the smell of incense 🔊 lighted incense sticks
Examples from the Corpus
incenseMeditation does not demand sitting cross-legged amidst candles and burning incense, muttering weird incantations.In the wind and cold I could almost hear her chants and gongs, and smell her incense burning.He decided to return to Santa Cruz to start again, focusing on his incense.We return silently down the path, the last rays of light clinging to the incense.Coffee thermoses, incense pots, boxes of fruit, trays to serve it on, suitcases, prayer mats.Not quite Eton or Harrow with incense thrown in, but close to it.
incensein·cense2 /ɪnˈsens/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 ANGRYto make someone very angry 🔊 Spectators were incensed by the referee’s decision.→ See Verb table
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incenseIf you get incensed and act like an idiot, now there are too many idiots on the road.As Hall departed for the dressing room, incensed Everton boss Howard Kendall gave him a tongue-lashing from the dugout.Pat was so incensed he got up at once and hit Jock, and Mrs Lennox screamed.The zoning changes incensed nearby residents.On the other side of the political aisle, an incensed Sen.Any breach of individual liberties affronts and incenses us.Customers are often incensed with the poor interest rate they get on their savings.
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Verb table
incense
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyincense
he, she, itincenses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyincensed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave incensed
he, she, ithas incensed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad incensed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill incense
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have incensed
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