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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Small pieces of wood used to start a fire.

Usage examples (34)
  • The children gathered armloads of kindling to start the campfire.
  • Verb (used with object) : He kindled their hopes of victory. ,Happiness kindled her eyes
  • And it's an important point, because there's two things, really, with regards to what they called a kindling effect.
  • Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. †Hannah Senesh for more
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