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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·cense /ˈɪnˌsɛn(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·cense v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incensed p. pr. & vb. n. Incensing.]
 1. To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn. [Obs.]
 Twelve Trojan princes wait on thee, and labor to incense
 Thy glorious heap of funeral.   --Chapman.
 2. To inflame with anger; to enrage; to endkindle; to fire; to incite; to provoke; to heat; to madden.
    The people are incensed him.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To enrage; exasperate; provoke; anger; irritate; heat; fire; instigate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·cense v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incensed p. pr. & vb. n. Incensing.]
 1. To offer incense to. See Incense. [Obs.]
 2. To perfume with, or as with, incense. Incensed with wanton sweets.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·cense n.
 1. The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to some deity.
    A thick cloud of incense went up.   --Ezek. viii. 11.
 2. The materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc.
    Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon.   --Lev. x. 1.
 3. Also used figuratively.
 Or heap the shrine of luxury and pride,
 With incense kindled at the Muse's flame.
 Incense tree, the name of several balsamic trees of the genus Bursera (or Icica) mostly tropical American. The gum resin is used for incense. In Jamaica the Chrysobalanus Icaco, a tree related to the plums, is called incense tree.
 Incense wood, the fragrant wood of the tropical American tree Bursera heptaphylla.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
      2: the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned; "incense
         filled the room"
      v 1: perfume especially with a censer [syn: cense, thurify]
      2: make furious [syn: infuriate, exasperate]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a fragrant composition prepared by the "art of the apothecary."
    It consisted of four ingredients "beaten small" (Ex. 30:34-36).
    That which was not thus prepared was called "strange incense"
    (30:9). It was offered along with every meat-offering; and
    besides was daily offered on the golden altar in the holy place,
    and on the great day of atonement was burnt by the high priest
    in the holy of holies (30:7, 8). It was the symbol of prayer
    (Ps. 141:1,2; Rev. 5:8; 8:3, 4).