- vt. 向…焚香；使…发怒
- n. 香；奉承
- vi. 焚香
CET6+ TEM8 GRE TOEFL CET6
1. candle => incense.
- incense: English has two distinct words incense, but both come ultimately from the same source. The noun, ‘aromatic burnt substance’ , comes via Old French encens from late Latin incensum, a noun use of the verb incendere ‘set fire to’ (source of English incendiary ). This in turn was formed from a derivative of candēre ‘glow’ (source of English candle). (From encens was derived Old French censier, which passed into English via Anglo-Norman as censer .) Besides the literal ‘set fire to’, incendere was used figuratively for ‘enrage’, which English acquired as the verb incense  via Old French.
=> censer, incendiary
- incense (n.)
- late 13c., from Old French encens "sweet-smelling substance," from Late Latin incensum (nominative incensus) "burnt incense," literally "something burnt," neuter past participle of Latin incendere "set on fire" (see incendiary).
- incense (v.1)
- "make angry," early 15c., from Middle French incenser, from Latin incensare, frequentative of Latin incendere "set on fire" (see incendiary). A figurative use of the word used literally in incense (n.). Related: Incensed.
- incense (v.2)
- "to offer incense, perfume with incense," c. 1300, from Old French encenser, from encens (see incense (n.)).
- 1. At the shrine of the god there were offerings, libations and incense.
- 2. The musty aroma of incense made her head swim.
- 3. Mr Sharma lit incense and chanted Sanskrit mantras.
- 4. In summer, they usually burn some coil incense to keep away the mosquitoes.
- 5. This proposal will incense conservation campaigners.
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