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kin·dle1

kindle1

 
 
pronunciation:
kIn dl
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part of speech: verb
inflections: kindles, kindling, kindled
definition 1: to build or start (a fire).
The campers used twigs and matches to kindle a fire.
synonyms:
ignite, light, set fire to
antonyms:
extinguish, smother
similar words:
burn, fire
definition 2: to make excited; to inspire.
That book kindled his interest in poetry.
synonyms:
arouse, fire, inflame, inspire, rouse
antonyms:
extinguish
similar words:
excite, incite, provoke, spur, stir, waken
definition 3: to start to burn; catch fire.
The crumpled paper kindled.
synonyms:
catch fire, light
similar words:
burn, catch, flame
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