enkindle

verb
en·​kin·​dle | \ in-ˈkin-dᵊl How to pronounce enkindle (audio) , en- \
enkindled; enkindling; enkindles

Definition of enkindle

transitive verb

1 : to set (something, such as fuel) on fire : to cause to ignite
2 : to make bright and glowing

intransitive verb

: to take fire : flame

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Examples of enkindle in a Sentence

see if you can enkindle some paper in the fireplace while I look for logs

First Known Use of enkindle

1542, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of enkindle was in 1542

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“Enkindle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enkindle. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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