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Noun: kindling  kind-ling or kin-d(u)l-ing
  1. Material for starting a fire
    - tinder, touchwood [archaic], spunk [N. Amer, informal], punk [N. Amer]
  2. The act of setting something on fire
    - ignition, firing, lighting, inflammation
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: kindlings

Type of: burning, combustion, create, flare up, ignite, igniter, ignitor, light, lighter, make

Encyclopedia: Kindling