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English noun: incense

1. incense (substance) a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned

Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound

Narrower (hyponym)joss stick

Substance holonymstacte

2. incense (cognition) the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned

SamplesIncense filled the room.

Broader (hypernym)aroma, fragrance, perfume, scent

English verb: incense

1. incense (perception) perfume especially with a censer

Synonymscense, thurify

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)odorize, odourise, scent

2. incense (emotion) make furious

ExamplesThe bad news will incense him, The performance is likely to incense Sue

Synonymsexasperate, infuriate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)anger

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