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Kin`dle   Pronunciation: kĭn´d'l
v. t. & i.1.To bring forth young.
The poor beast had but lately kindled.
- Holland.
v. t.1.To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings.
[imp. & p. p. Kindled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Kindling .]
His breath kindleth coals.
- Job xii. 21.
2.Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame.
So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
- Prov. xxvi. 21.
Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither.
- Shak.
Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
- Milton.
Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.
When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
- Is. xliii. 2.
2.To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.
On all occasions where forbearance might be called for, the Briton kindles, and the Christian gives way.
- I. Taylor.

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