Incense-breathing to Incidental
(In"cense-breath`ing) a. Breathing or exhaling incense. "Incense-breathing morn."
1. Angered; enraged.
2. (Her.) Represented as enraged, as any wild creature depicted with fire issuing from mouth and eyes.
(In*cense"ment) n. Fury; rage; heat; exasperation; as, implacable incensement. Shak.
(In*cen"ser) n. One who instigates or incites.
(In*cen"sion) n. [L. incensio. See Incense to inflame.] The act of kindling, or the state of
being kindled or on fire. Bacon.
(In*cen"sive) a. Tending to excite or provoke; inflammatory. Barrow.
(In*cen"sor) n. [L.] A kindler of anger or enmity; an inciter.
(In*cen"so*ry) n.; pl. Incensories [LL. incensorium: cf. F. encensoir. See 2d Incense, and
cf. Censer.] The vessel in which incense is burned and offered; a censer; a thurible. [R.] Evelyn.
(In*cen"sur*a*ble) a. [Pref. in- not + censurable: cf. F. incensurable.] Not censurable.
Dr. T. Dwight. In*cen"sur*a*bly, adv.
(In*cen"ter) n. (Geom.) The center of the circle inscribed in a triangle.
(In*cen"tive) a. [L. incentivus, from incinere to strike up or set the tune; pref. in- + canere
to sing. See Enchant, Chant.]
1. Inciting; encouraging or moving; rousing to action; stimulative.
Competency is the most incentive to industry.Dr. H. More.
2. Serving to kindle or set on fire. [R.]
Part incentive reedMilton.
Provide, pernicious with one touch of fire.
(In*cen"tive), n. [L. incentivum.] That which moves or influences the mind, or operates on
the passions; that which incites, or has a tendency to incite, to determination or action; that which prompts
to good or ill; motive; spur; as, the love of money, and the desire of promotion, are two powerful incentives
The greatest obstacles, the greatest terrors that come in their way, are so far from making them quit the
work they had begun, that they rather prove incentives to them to go on in it.South.
Syn. Motive; spur; stimulus; incitement; encouragement; inducement; influence.
(In*cen"tive*ly), adv. Incitingly; encouragingly.
(In*cep"tion) n. [L. inceptio, fr. incipere to begin; pref. in- in + capere to take. See Capable.]
1. Beginning; commencement; initiation. Bacon.
Marked with vivacity of inception, apathy of progress, and prematureness of decay.Rawle.