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enkindle

[en-kin-dl] /ɛnˈkɪn dl/
verb (used with or without object), enkindled, enkindling.
1.
to kindle into flame, ardor, activity, etc.
Origin of enkindle
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; en-1 + kindle1
Related forms
enkindler, noun
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enkindle

/ɪnˈkɪndəl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to set on fire; kindle
2.
to excite to activity or ardour; arouse
Derived Forms
enkindler, noun
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v.

1540s (literal), 1580s (figurative), from en- (1) + kindle. Related: Enkindled; enkindling.

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