enkindle

[en-kin-dl]

verb (used with or without object), en·kin·dled, en·kin·dling.

to kindle into flame, ardor, activity, etc.

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  5. enkidu,
  6. enkolpion,
  7. enl.,
  8. enlace,
  9. enlarge,
  10. enlargement

Origin of enkindle

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

Related formsen·kin·dler, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for enkindle

enkindle

verb (tr)

to set on fire; kindle
to excite to activity or ardour; arouse
Derived Formsenkindler, noun

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Word Origin and History for enkindle

enkindle

v.

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

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