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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Angered; enraged.
  • adjective (Her.) Represented as enraged, as any wild creature depicted with fire issuing from mouth and eyes.

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  • adjective Enraged; infuriated; spitefully or furiously angry.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of incense.

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  • adjective angered at something unjust or wrong

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  • in·cense

    TRANSITIVE VERB: Inflected forms: in·censed, in·cens·ing, in·cens·es

    To cause to be extremely angry; infuriate.

    ETYMOLOGY: Middle English encensen, from Old French incenser, from Late Latin incnsre, to sacrifice, burn, from Latin incnsus, past participle of incendere, to set on fire.

    June 22, 2007

  • Also see incendiary.

    June 22, 2007

  • In heraldry, descriptive of panthers and other wild beasts depicted with fire issuing from their mouths and/or eyes.

    October 4, 2011

  • Thanks, hernesheir. The "GNU Webster's 1913" just has "adj. Represented as enraged, as any wild creature depicted with fire issuing from mouth and eyes." It makes much more sense to have heraldry as a context.

    April 2, 2012