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cense

[sens] /sɛns/
verb (used with object), censed, censing.
1.
to burn incense near or in front of; perfume with incense.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English, aphetic variant of incense1
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cense

/sɛns/
verb
1.
(transitive) to burn incense near or before (an altar, shrine, etc)
Word Origin
C14: from Old French encenser; see incense1
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Word Origin and History for cense
v.

"to perfume with burning incense," late 14c., a shortened form of incense. Related: Censed; censing.

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