tinder

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

tin·der

noun \ˈtin-dər\

: dry material (such as wood or grass) that burns easily and can be used to start a fire

Full Definition of TINDER

1
:  a very flammable substance adaptable for use as kindling
2
:  something that serves to incite or inflame <that rhetoric was ready tinder for revolution — Margaret Peters>

Origin of TINDER

Middle English, from Old English tynder; akin to Old High German zuntra tinder, Old English tendan to kindle
First Known Use: before 12th century

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