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Meaning of kindle

kin•dle

Pronunciation: (kin'dl), [key]
— v., -dled, -dling.
—v.t.
  1. to start (a fire); cause (a flame, blaze, etc.) to begin burning.
  2. to set fire to or ignite (fuel or any combustible matter).
  3. to excite; stir up or set going; animate; rouse; inflame: He kindled their hopes of victory.
  4. to light up, illuminate, or make bright: Happiness kindled her eyes.
—v.i.
  1. to begin to burn, as combustible matter, a light, fire, or flame.
  2. to become aroused or animated.
  3. to become lighted up, bright, or glowing, as the sky at dawn or the eyes with ardor.

kin•dle

Pronunciation: (kin'dl), [key]
— v., n. -dled, -dling,
—v.t.
  1. (of animals, esp. rabbits) to bear (young); produce (offspring).
—v.i.
  1. (of animals, esp. rabbits) to give birth, as to a litter.
—n.
  1. a litter of kittens, rabbits, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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