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verb     kindle pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlekindling
past tensekindled
past participlekindled
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to start a fire by lighting small pieces of wood or paper that will burn easily
  2. 2
    [transitive] to start a strong interest or emotion in someone

    His interest in politics was kindled by the 1996 election.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] mainly literary if an emotion kindles, it begins to develop


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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