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verb kindle pronunciation in British English /ˈkɪnd(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlekindling
past tensekindled
past participlekindled
  1. 2
    [transitive] to start a strong interest or emotion in someone
    His interest in politics was kindled by the 1997 election.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] mainly literary if an emotion kindles, it begins to develop


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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