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kindle1

kin·dle1

kindle1

 
 
pronunciation:
kIn dl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: kindled, kindles, kindling
definition 1: to build or start (a fire).
The campers used twigs and matches to kindle a fire.
synonyms:
ignite, inflame, light, set fire to
antonyms:
extinguish, smother
similar words:
burn, enkindle, fire, torch
definition 2: to set afire.
synonyms:
enkindle, fire, ignite, inflame, light, set fire to
antonyms:
douse, extinguish
similar words:
burn, flame, torch
definition 3: to arouse, excite, or inspire (a strong feeling or interest).
The speaker's words kindled righteous anger in the crowd.
synonyms:
arouse, enkindle, fire, ignite, inflame, inspire, rouse
antonyms:
extinguish, stifle
similar words:
excite, incite, provoke, spur, stir, waken
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to start to burn; catch fire.
synonyms:
catch fire, fire, ignite, light
similar words:
burn, catch, flame, strike
definition 2: to become aroused, excited, or inspired with strong feeling.
synonyms:
fire, inflame
similar words:
arouse, burn, rouse
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