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incense1 (ˈɪnsɛns)
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
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]

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