cense

cense

[sens]
verb (used with object), censed, censing.
to burn incense near or in front of; perfume with incense.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English, aphetic variant of incense1

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cense (sɛns)
 
vb
(tr) to burn incense near or before (an altar, shrine, etc)
 
[C14: from Old French encenser; see incense1]

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cense
"to perfume with burning incense," late 14c., from O.Fr. cense (12c.), from Gallo-Rom. *censa.
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