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Meaning of tinder

tin•der

Pronunciation: (tin'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a highly flammable material or preparation formerly used for catching the spark from a flint and steel struck together for fire or light.
  2. any dry substance that readily takes fire from a spark.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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