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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
kindling
    n 1: material for starting a fire [syn: kindling, tinder,
         touchwood, spunk, punk]
    2: the act of setting something on fire [syn: ignition,
       firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Kindle \Kin`dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kindled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Kindling.] [Icel. kyndill candle, torch; prob. fr. L.
   candela; cf. also Icel. kynda to kindle. Cf. Candle.]
   1. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to
      cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle
      a match, or shavings.
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            His breath kindleth coals.            --Job xii. 21.
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   2. Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke;
      to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to
      incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame
      of love, or love into a flame.
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            So is a contentious man to kindle strife. --Prov.
                                                  xxvi. 21.
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            Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither.
                                                  --Shak.
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            Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
                                                  --Milton.
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            Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
                                                  --Dryden.

   Syn: Enkindle; light; ignite; inflame; provoke; excite;
        arouse; stir up.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Kindling \Kin"dling\ (k[i^]n"dl[i^]ng), n.
   1. The act of causing to burn, or of exciting or inflaming
      the passions.

   2. Materials, easily lighted, for starting a fire, such as
      small twigs or paper; -- also used in the pl..
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Thesaurus Results for Kindling:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
backlog, bavin, brush, brushwood, enkindling, fagot, firewood, firing, flammation, ignition, incendiary, inflaming, inflammation, inflammative, inflammatory, kindlings, lighting, lighting up, log, stovewood, wood, yule clog, yule log
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