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Definition of Incense

Incense

  1. To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn.
  2. To inflame with anger; to endkindle; to fire; to incite; to provoke; to heat; to madden.
  3. To offer incense to. See Incense.
  4. To perfume with, or as with, incense.
  5. The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to some deity.
  6. The materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc.
  7. Also used figuratively.

Incense Quotations

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

Sometimes I light incense and a candle. It's so peaceful and quiet. The steadiness of the energy and the reliability of the warmth have a calming effect.
Cindy Williams

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
Amelia Earhart

I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.
David Bowie

I loved every second of Catholic church. I loved the sickly sweet rotting-pomegranate smells of the incense. I loved the overwrought altar, the birdbath of holy water, the votive candles; I loved that there was a poor box, the stations of the cross rendered in stained glass on the windows.
Anne Lamott
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Incense Translations

incense in Dutch is wierook
incense in German is Weihrauch, in Wut bringen
incense in Spanish is incienso
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