ĭn-sĕns as a noun and verb 1 and 2
ĭn-sĕns as a verb 3
1. a pleasant scent ; an aroma ; a nice fragrance
It’s important to read a book, but also to hold the book, to smell the book… it’s perfume, it’s incense, it’s the dust of Egypt.
Ray Bradbury, 1920 – 2012
2. a fragrant substance that is burned to release a pleasant aroma or the fragrant smoke released
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
1. to provide a fragrant scent through the burning of an aromatic substance
Virtue is like precious odours,-most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed.
Francis Bacon, 1561 – 1626
2. to burn a fragrant substance as an offering or in worship
The priest incenses the offerings with three swings of the thurible or by making the sign of the cross over the offerings with the thurible, then going on to incense the cross and the altar.
Father Edward McNamara, “Incensing the Host, Altars, Etc.”, www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/incensing-the-host-altars-etc-4325, June 6, 2006
3. to greatly anger; to enrage
Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction, for others’ affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief.
Buddha 563-483 B.C.