kindle


1kin·dle

verb \ˈkin-dəl\
kin·dledkin·dling \ˈkin(d)-liŋ, ˈkin-dəl-iŋ\

Definition of KINDLE

transitive verb
1
:  to start (a fire) burning :  light
2
a :  to stir up :  arouse <kindle interest>
b :  to bring into being :  start
3
:  to cause to glow :  illuminate
intransitive verb
1
:  to catch fire
2
a :  to flare up
b :  to become animated
3
:  to become illuminated
kin·dler \ˈkin(d)-lər, ˈkin-dəl-ər\ noun

Origin of KINDLE

Middle English, probably modification of Old Norse kynda; akin to Old High German cuntesal fire
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with KINDLE

2kindle

verb
kin·dledkin·dling

Definition of KINDLE

transitive verb
:  bear 2a —used especially of a rabbit
intransitive verb
:  to bring forth young —used especially of a rabbit

Origin of KINDLE

Middle English, from kindle young animal, probably from kinde, noun, kind
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

kin·dle

intransitive verb \ˈkin-dəl\   (Medical Dictionary)
kin·dledkin·dling

Medical Definition of KINDLE

: to bring forth young—used chiefly of a rabbit

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