in·​sense | \ ə̇nˈsen(t)s \

Definition of insense

dialectal, British
: to give (a person) a sense of the importance or significance of something : impress or imbue firmly with a fact or idea : instruct, inform

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History and Etymology for insense

Middle English ensensen, from Middle French ensenser, from Old French, from en- in- entry 2 + sens sense, from Latin sensus

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“Insense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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