kindling

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kin·dling

noun \ˈkin(d)-liŋ, ˈkin-lən\

: dry twigs, pieces of paper, etc., that burn easily and are used to start a fire

Full Definition of KINDLING

:  easily combustible material for starting a fire

First Known Use of KINDLING

1513

kind·ling

noun \ˈkin-dliŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KINDLING

: the electrophysiological changes that occur in the brain as a result of repeated intermittent exposure to a subthreshold electrical or chemical stimulus (as one causing seizures) so that there develops a usually permanent decrease in the threshold of excitability

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