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kindle

  

      vb  
1    to set alight or start to burn  
2    to arouse or be aroused  
the project kindled his interest     
3    to make or become bright  
     (C12: from Old Norse kynda, influenced by Old Norse kyndill candle)  
  kindler      n  
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kindle

  
1    fire, ignite, inflame, light, set fire to  
2      (figurative)   agitate, animate, arouse, awaken, bestir, enkindle, exasperate, excite, foment, incite, induce, inflame, inspire, provoke, rouse, sharpen, stimulate, stir, thrill  
  
Antonyms     
   douse, extinguish, quell, quench  

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kindler, kindless, kind, kindie

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