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kindle

verb kin·dle \ ˈkin-dᵊl \

Definition of kindle

kindled; kindling play \ˈkin(d)-liŋ, ˈkin-dᵊl-iŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to start (a fire) burning :light
  • using dry twigs to kindle a fire
2 a :to stir up :arouse
  • kindle a child's interest in art
b :to bring into being :start
3 :to cause to glow :illuminate
  • animation kindling his pale face
  • —A. J. Cronin
intransitive verb
1 :to catch fire :begin to burn
  • waiting for the fire to kindle
2 a :to flare up
  • … their mutual resentment again kindled
  • —Edward Gibbon
b :to become animated
  • no boy will fail to kindle to the struggles of his California youth
  • —Ethna Sheehan
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


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kindle

verb

Definition of kindle

kindled; kindling
transitive verb
:bear 2a used especially of a rabbit
intransitive verb
: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

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KINDLE Defined for Kids

kindle

verb kin·dle \ ˈkin-dᵊl \

Definition of kindle for Students

kindled; kindling
1 :to set on fire :light
2 :to stir up :excite
  • The trip kindled an interest in travel.

Medical Dictionary

kindle

intransitive verb kin·dle \ ˈkin-dᵊl \

medical Definition of kindle

kindled; kindling
:to bring forth young used chiefly of a rabbit


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