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verb kindle pronunciation in British English /ˈkɪnd(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theykindle
he/she/itkindles
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

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