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Definition of censer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

censer

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsensə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsensər//
 
 
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a container for holding and burning incense (= a substance that produces a pleasant smell), used especially during religious ceremonies Word Origin Middle English: from Old French censier, from encensier, from encens 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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