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kindle

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verb kin·dle \ˈkin-dəl\

Definition of kindle

kindled

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kindling

play \ˈkin(d)-liŋ, ˈkin-dəl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to start (a fire) burning :  light using dry twigs to kindle a fire

  3. 2a :  to stir up :  arouse kindle a child's interest in artb :  to bring into being :  start

  4. 3 :  to cause to glow :  illuminate animation kindling his pale face — A. J. Cronin

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to catch fire :  begin to burn waiting for the fire to kindle

  7. 2a :  to flare up … their mutual resentment again kindled … — Edward Gibbonb :  to become animated no boy will fail to kindle to the struggles of his California youth — Ethna Sheehan

  8. 3 :  to become illuminated light kindled in the liquor — Frances G. Patton

kindler

play \ˈkin(d)-lər, ˈkin-dəl-ər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of kindle

Middle English, probably modification of Old Norse kynda; akin to Old High German cuntesal fire


First Known Use: 13th century


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kindle

verb kin·dle

Definition of kindle

kindled

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kindling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  bear 2a —used especially of a rabbit

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to bring forth young —used especially of a rabbit

Origin and Etymology of kindle

Middle English, from kindle young animal, probably from kinde, noun, kind


First Known Use: 13th century

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KINDLE Defined for Kids

kindle

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verb kin·dle \ˈkin-dəl\

Definition of kindle for Students

kindled

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kindling

  1. 1 :  to set on fire :  light

  2. 2 :  to stir up :  excite The trip kindled an interest in travel.


Medical Dictionary

kindle

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intransitive verb kin·dle \ˈkin-dəl\

Medical Definition of kindle

kindled

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kindling

  1. :  to bring forth young—used chiefly of a rabbit



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