enkindle

verb

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

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

Examples of enkindle in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

1542, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of enkindle was in 1542

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Cite this Entry

“Enkindle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enkindle. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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