There are 2 definitions of incense in English:

incense1

Line breaks: in|cense
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnsɛns
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1A gum, spice, or other substance that is burned for the sweet smell it produces: the sharp lingering sweetness of incense [as modifier]: incense sticks
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    • Instead, they burn incense and other sweet odors and light candles.
    • You could burn incense sticks or light a scented candle.
    • She always had some sandalwood incense burning when she sang, or wrote.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1The smoke or perfume of incense: the swirls of incense in the air
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    • The room was lit almost completely by soft candlelight, and the air was perfumed by sweet-smelling incense, and men smoking pipes filled with herbal concoctions.
    • All you see is the mist of thick and perfumed incense.
    • The air eddies with charcoal smoke and incense.

verb

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  • Perfume with incense or a similar fragrance: the aroma of cannabis incensed the air

Derivatives

incensation

Pronunciation: /-ˈseɪʃ(ə)n/
noun

Origin

Middle English (originally as encense): from Old French encens (noun), encenser (verb), from ecclesiastical Latin incensum 'something burnt, incense', neuter past participle of incendere 'set fire to', from in- 'in' + the base of candere 'to glow'.

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There are 2 definitions of incense in English:

incense2

Line breaks: in|cense
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛns
 
/

verb

[with object]

Origin

late Middle English (in the general sense 'inflame or excite someone with a strong feeling'): from Old French incenser, from Latin incendere 'set fire to'.

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