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1. incense

noun. ['ˌɪnˈsɛns, ˈɪnˌsɛns'] a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned.

Synonyms

  • compound
  • joss stick
  • chemical compound

Antonyms

  • disintegrate
  • analyze
  • take away
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • encens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • incensum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Incense

  • antisense
  • antisense
  • frankincense
  • nunsense
  • recompense

Example sentences of the word incense


1. Noun, singular or mass
Freeze the resin you will use to make your incense before you begin.

2. Adjective
Add just a little of the distilled water very slowly into the incense mixture with the makko.

3. Verb, base form
The cinnamon sticks produce an aroma similar to incense, which also neutralizes curry odors.

Quotes containing the word incense


1. Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
- Lucinda Franks

2. A broken soul is not the absence of beauty, but a cracked and torn soul reeks of the sweet incense it contains.
- C. JoyBell C.

3. The library was a little old shabby place. Francie thought it was beautiful. The feeling she had about it was as good as the feeling she had about church. She pushed open the door and went in. She liked the combined smell of worn leather bindings, library past and freshly inked stamping pads better than she liked the smell of burning incense at high mass.
- Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

2. incense

verb. ['ˌɪnˈsɛns, ˈɪnˌsɛns'] perfume especially with a censer.

Synonyms

  • scent
  • odorize
  • cense
  • thurify

Antonyms

  • deodourise
  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Etymology

  • encens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • incensum (Latin)

3. incense

noun. ['ˌɪnˈsɛns, ˈɪnˌsɛns'] the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned.

Synonyms

  • scent
  • aroma
  • fragrance

Antonyms

  • odorous
  • rough
  • smooth
  • simple

Etymology

  • encens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • incensum (Latin)

4. incense

verb. ['ˌɪnˈsɛns, ˈɪnˌsɛns'] make furious.

Synonyms

  • infuriate
  • anger

Antonyms

  • better
  • venial sin
  • deodorise

Etymology

  • encens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • incensum (Latin)
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