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 for Incense
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incense \In"cense\, n. [OE. encens, F. encens, L. incensum, fr.
     incensus, p. p. of incendere to burn. See Incense to
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     1. The perfume or odors exhaled from spices and gums when
        burned in celebrating religious rites or as an offering to
        some deity.
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              A thick cloud of incense went up.     --Ezek. viii.
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     2. The materials used for the purpose of producing a perfume
        when burned, as fragrant gums, spices, frankincense, etc.
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              Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of
              them his censer, and put fire therein, and put
              incense thereon.                      --Lev. x. 1.
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     3. Also used figuratively.
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              Or heap the shrine of luxury and pride,
              With incense kindled at the Muse's flame. --Gray.
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     Incense tree, the name of several balsamic trees of the
        genus Bursera (or Icica) mostly tropical American. The
        gum resin is used for incense. In Jamaica the
        Chrysobalanus Icaco, a tree related to the plums, is
        called incense tree.
     Incense wood, the fragrant wood of the tropical American
        tree Bursera heptaphylla.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incense \In"cense\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incensed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Incensing.] [LL. incensare: cf. F. encenser. See
     Incense, n.]
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     1. To offer incense to. See Incense. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. To perfume with, or as with, incense. "Incensed with
        wanton sweets." --Marston.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incense \In*cense"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incensed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Incensing.] [L. incensus, p. p. of incendere; pref.
     in- in + root of candere to glow. See Candle.]
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     1. To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn. [Obs.]
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              Twelve Trojan princes wait on thee, and labor to
              Thy glorious heap of funeral.         --Chapman.
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     2. To inflame with anger; to enrage; to endkindle; to fire;
        to incite; to provoke; to heat; to madden.
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              The people are incensed him.          --Shak.
     Syn: To enrage; exasperate; provoke; anger; irritate; heat;
          fire; instigate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
      2: the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned; "incense
         filled the room"
      v 1: perfume especially with a censer [syn: cense, incense,
      2: make furious [syn: infuriate, exasperate, incense]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  203 Moby Thesaurus words for "incense":
     adulation, agalloch, agape, aggravate, agitate, aloeswood, annoy,
     aroma, aromatize, arouse, asperges, aspersion,
     auricular confession, awake, awaken, balminess, bar mitzvah,
     bas mitzvah, blandishment, blandness, blarney, blow the coals,
     blow up, bouquet, bristle, bunkum, burnt offering, butter,
     cajolement, cajolery, calambac, call forth, call up, celebration,
     cense, chafe, circumcision, collection, compliment, confession,
     confirmation, drink offering, embalm, embitter, enkindle, enrage,
     ex voto offering, exasperate, excite, eyewash, fair words, fan,
     fan the fire, fan the flame, fawning, feed the fire, ferment, fire,
     flame, flattery, foment, fragrance, fragrancy, frankincense,
     frenzy, fret, fruitiness, fulsomeness, fumigate, glibness, grease,
     heat, heat up, heave offering, hecatomb, high celebration,
     holocaust, honeyed phrases, honeyed words, huff, human sacrifice,
     immolation, impassion, incite, infanticide, inflame, infuriate,
     instigate, invocation, invocation of saints, ire, irritate,
     joss stick, key up, kindle, kiss of peace, lather up,
     lesser litany, libation, light the fuse, light up, lignaloes,
     linaloa, litany, love feast, lustration, mactation, mad, madden,
     miff, move, muskiness, nettle, nosegay, oblation, odor, odorize,
     offering, offertory, oil, oiliness, olibanum, overexcite, palaver,
     pastille, pax, peace offering, peeve, perfume, piacular offering,
     pique, praise, pretty lies, processional, provoke, put up to,
     rally, rankle, reciting the rosary, redolence, rile, roil, rouse,
     ruffle, sacramental offering, sacrifice, sandalwood, scapegoat,
     scent, self-immolation, self-sacrifice, set astir, set fire to,
     set on, set on fire, set up, sic on, smoothness, smugness, soap,
     soft soap, soft words, spice, spiciness, steam up, stir,
     stir the blood, stir the embers, stir the feelings, stir up,
     suaveness, suavity, summon up, suttee, sutteeism, sweet nothings,
     sweet savor, sweet smell, sweet talk, sweet words, sycophancy,
     telling of beads, thank offering, the confessional,
     the confessionary, thurify, tickle, turn on, umbrage, unctuousness,
     vex, votive offering, wake, wake up, waken, warm, warm the blood,
     wheedling, whet, whip up, whole offering, work into, work up

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a fragrant composition prepared by the "art of the apothecary."
     It consisted of four ingredients "beaten small" (Ex. 30:34-36).
     That which was not thus prepared was called "strange incense"
     (30:9). It was offered along with every meat-offering; and
     besides was daily offered on the golden altar in the holy place,
     and on the great day of atonement was burnt by the high priest
     in the holy of holies (30:7, 8). It was the symbol of prayer
     (Ps. 141:1,2; Rev. 5:8; 8:3, 4).

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