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"incense" in British English

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incensenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.sens/
a ​substance that is ​burnt to ​produce a ​sweetsmell, ​especially as ​part of a ​religiousceremony: an incense ​burner/​stick

incenseverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /ɪnˈsens/
(Definition of incense from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incense" in American English

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incensenoun [U]

 us   /ˈɪn·sens/
a ​substance that is ​burned to ​produce a ​sweetsmell

incenseverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈsens/
to ​cause someone to be ​extremelyangry: The ​editorfelt readers would be incensed by my ​article.
(Definition of incense from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “incense”
in Spanish incienso…
in Vietnamese que hương…
in Malaysian kemenyan…
in Thai เครื่องหอม, ธูป…
in French encens…
in German der Weihrauch…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在宗教仪式上焚烧的)香…
in Turkish tütsü, buhur…
in Russian ладан, фимиам…
in Indonesian kemenyan, dupa…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在宗教儀式上焚燒的)香…
in Polish kadzidło…
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