- 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.
- 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.
Middle English (originally as encense): from Old French encens (noun), encenser (verb), from ecclesiastical Latin incensum 'something burned, incense', neuter past participle of incendere 'set fire to', from in- 'in' + the base of candere 'to glow'.
- Locals from Mountmellick are incensed by the amount of household rubbish that is being illegally dumped in areas of the town.
- A local woman was incensed and began a local petition to campaign to make the council change its mind.
- The locals were incensed and came out of their homes to argue with the British soldiers.
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'.