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Verb: kindle  kin-d(u)l
  1. Catch fire
    "The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles";
    - inflame
  2. Cause to start burning
    "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds";
    - enkindle [literary], conflagrate, inflame
  3. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    "kindle pity";
    - arouse, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, raise, provoke

Derived forms: kindled, kindles, kindling

Type of: create, flare up, ignite, light, make

Encyclopedia: Kindle