Definition of 'incense'
Example sentences containing 'incense'
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Try burning incense or lighting a scented candle. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not so much as an incense burner. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Flowers and incense sticks were placed at the murder scene. The Sun (2008)The temples are gold and glittery and smell of incense. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People used to burn incense to please them. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The smell of incense mixed with chlorine filled the air. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Its resin is used as medicine and varnish and is burnt as incense. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The smell of incense fills the church. Christianity Today (2000)Or they smoke with their head in the tumble dryer and burn incense all the time to disguise the smell. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But public opinion in the country was particularly incensed against the Iranians. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)It too is a tree resin used in incense, perfumes and medicines. The Sun (2011)Because of its sweet smell, it was used in perfumes and incense. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Worst of all, it smells of incense. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He led me upstairs, into a seductive little bedroom lit with candles and fragrant with more incense. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Careful with that incense burner. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The proposals will incense unions, who will have to hope members set up direct debits when their subscription comes up for renewal. The Sun (2015)We would stop on a whim at any temple or hamlet that appealed and absorb the smells and sounds of incense sticks, prayer bells and birdsong. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Gandhi camp is particularly incensed by the way she is depicted as a victim of her Hindu environment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now it is more frequently to be found in Eastern mosques, where it is burned as a fragrant incense. The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)On each mattress there was a patient surrounded by his whole family, complete with a gas stove, electric fan and incense burner. Travels with Rosinante (1990)She did light the odd stick of incense and recite a line or two of Sanskrit poetry, but her wry humour kept proceedings real. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Landlords were particularly incensed over the rise in prominence of the pre-pack administration, in which a buyer is lined up before the appointment of administrators. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The only smoke that will fill their meeting rooms will be the smoke of incense and, offstage, choirs of maidens will sing sweet and low. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'incense'
British English: incense NOUN
Incense is a substance that is burned for its sweet smell, often as part of a religious ceremony.
Definition of incense from the Collins English Dictionary
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