Incenser \In*cen"ser\, n. One who instigates or incites. [1913 Webster]

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  • incenser — n. person who incites; instigator, inciter, one who urges or prods, agitator, one who stimulates …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incenser — inˈcenser or inˈcensor (or / sensˈ/) noun 1. A burner or offerer of incense 2. A flatterer • • • Main Entry: ↑incense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Censer — Cen ser, n. [For incenser, fr. OF. encensier, F. encensoir, fr. LL. incensarium, incensorium, fr. L. incensum incense. See {Incense}, and cf. {Incensory}.] A vessel for perfumes; esp. one in which incense is burned. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incense — in|cense1 [ˈınsens] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: encens, from Latin incensus, past participle of incendere to cause to start burning ] a substance which has a pleasant smell when you burn it ▪ a church filled with the smell of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • incense — {{11}}incense (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. encens sweet smelling substance, from L.L. incensum (nom. incensus) burnt incense, lit. something burnt, neut. pp. of L. incendere set on fire (see INCENDIARY (Cf. incendiary)). {{12}}incense (v.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incense — incense1 [ ɪnsɛns] noun a gum, spice, or other substance that is burned for the sweet smell it produces. verb perfume with incense or a similar fragrance. Derivatives incensation noun Origin ME: from OFr. encens (n.), encenser (v.), from eccles.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • incense — I in•cense [[t]ˈɪn sɛns[/t]] n. v. censed, cens•ing 1) an aromatic gum or other substance producing a sweet odor when burned 2) the perfume or smoke arising from incense 3) any pleasant fragrance 4) homage; adulation 5) to perfume with incense 6) …   From formal English to slang

  • incense — incense1 [in′sens΄] n. [ME encens < OFr < LL incensum, incense < neut. of L incensus, pp. of incendere, to kindle, inflame < in , in, on + candere, to burn, shine: see CANDESCENT] 1. any of various substances, as gums or resins,… …   English World dictionary

  • incense — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a gum or spice producing a sweet smell when burned. 2 the smoke of this, esp. in religious ceremonial. 1 treat or perfume (a person or thing) with incense. 2 burn incense to (a deity etc.). 3 suffuse with fragrance.… …   Useful english dictionary

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