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incense

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 a sweet or pleasant smell
  • the heavenly incense of spring flowers

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2 excessive praise
  • count on the office manager to spread the incense whenever there's a visiting VIP from the head office

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incense

verb (1)

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to make angry
  • the insult so incensed him that he had to be restrained from hitting the guy

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incense

verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of incense (Entry 3 of 3)

to fill or infuse with a pleasant odor or odor-releasing substance
  • the gift shop was heavily incensed with a cloying mixture of herbal essences

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The first known use of incense was in the 13th century

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“Incense.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/incense. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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