incensation

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incense1 (ˈɪnsɛns)
 
n
1.  any of various aromatic substances burnt for their fragrant odour, esp in religious ceremonies
2.  the odour or smoke so produced
3.  any pleasant fragrant odour; aroma
4.  rare homage or adulation
 
vb
5.  to burn incense in honour of (a deity)
6.  (tr) to perfume or fumigate with incense
 
[C13: from Old French encens, from Church Latin incensum, from Latin incendere to kindle]
 
incen'sation1
 
n

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