incense

Part of speech: verb

To inflame or incite to anger.

Part of speech: verb

To perfume with incense; burn incense.

Part of speech: noun

An aromatic substance that exhales perfume in burning.

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Usage examples "incense":

  1. Then she drew a deep breath, as though the greasy- smelling steam that wavered up towards her nostrils were the sweetest of incense. - "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.
  2. The odor of burning hemp did not offend their nostrils; rather, was more grateful than the most subtle incense from the freedom promised in its fumes. - "Lonesome Town", Ethel and James Dorrance.
  3. They have also the habit of cutting out shallow, dish- like depressions in the heads of such figures, wherein to burn incense. - "Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands", Charles Nordhoff.