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Synonyms for incense
ˈɪn sɛns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incense(noun)

    a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned

  2. incense(verb)

    the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned

    "incense filled the room"

  3. cense, incense, thurify(verb)

    perfume especially with a censer

    infuriate, thurify, cense, exasperate

  4. infuriate, exasperate, incense(verb)

    make furious

    exasperate, thurify, aggravate, infuriate, cense, exacerbate, worsen

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incense

    inflame, irritate, provoke, sting, nettle, exasperate, chafe, gall

    allay, soothe, pacify, appease, mollify, conciliate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incense(v. a.)

    enrage, exasperate, inflame, irritate, provoke, anger, chafe, make angry

  2. incense(n.)

    perfume (exhaled by a burning substance)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. incense(n)

    Associated words:
    thurible, censer, thurification, thurify, frankincense, cense, thurifer

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fragrant, fragrance, perfume

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  1. Hung Tzu-ch'eng:

    When the mind is possessed of reality, it feels tranquil and joyous even without music or song, and it produces a pure fragrance even without incense or tea.

  2. Lisa Niziolek:

    Lisa Niziolek explained. In addition to ceramics, the ship was also carrying elephant tusks, possibly for use in medicine or art. Sweet-smelling resin, which could have been used for incense or for caulking ships, was also found. Previous carbon dating of the tusks and resin had dated the wreck to between 700 and 750 years ago. However, improved carbon dating techniques tell a different story. PIRATE MYSTERY : DOES THIS 300-YEAR-OLD BONE BELONG TO' BLACK SAM' BELLAMY ? When we got the results back and learned that the resin and tusk samples were older than previously thought, we were excited, we had suspected that based on inscriptions on the ceramics and conversations with colleagues in China and Japan, and it was great to have all these different types of data coming together to support it.

  3. Patrick McGovern:

    The proposal that the cannabis was heated to release psychoactive compounds, rather than for its aroma as an incense (provided by the frankincense, in any case), is an intriguing proposition.

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