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tinder

noun tin·der \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>
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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

Rhymes with TINDER

TINDER Defined for Kids

tinder

noun tin·der \ˈtin-dər\

Definition of TINDER for Kids

:  material that burns easily and can be used as kindling

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