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enkindle

[ en-kin-dl ]
/ ɛnˈkɪn dl /
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verb (used with or without object), en·kin·dled, en·kin·dling.
to kindle into flame, ardor, activity, etc.
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Origin of enkindle

First recorded in 1540–50; en-1 + kindle1

OTHER WORDS FROM enkindle

en·kin·dler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for enkindle

enkindle
/ (ɪnˈkɪndəl) /

verb (tr)
to set on fire; kindle
to excite to activity or ardour; arouse

Derived forms of enkindle

enkindler, noun
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