incense stick definition, incense stick meaning | English dictionary



1    any of various aromatic substances burnt for their fragrant odour, esp. in religious ceremonies  
2    the odour or smoke so produced  
3    any pleasant fragrant odour; aroma  
4    Rare   homage or adulation  
5    to burn incense in honour of (a deity)  
6    tr   to perfume or fumigate with incense  
     (C13: from Old French encens, from Church Latin incensum, from Latin incendere to kindle)  
  incensation      n  
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be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Informal] [Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.


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