transitive verbcensed, cens′ing
to perfume with incense
Origin of censeMiddle English censen, aphetic from encensen: see incense
transitive verbcensed, cens·ing, cens·es
- To perfume with incense.
- To burn incense to.
Origin of censeMiddle English censen short for encensen from encens incense ; see incense 2.
(third-person singular simple present censes, present participle censing, simple past and past participle censed)
- (obsolete) To perfume with incense.