kindling


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kin·dling

 (kĭnd′lĭng)
n.
Easily ignited material, such as dry sticks of wood, used to start a fire. Also called regionally fatwood, lightwood.

kindling

(ˈkɪndlɪŋ)
n
material for starting a fire, such as dry wood, straw, etc

kin•dling

(ˈkɪnd lɪŋ)

n.
1. material that can be readily ignited, used in starting a fire.
2. the act of a person who kindles.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kindling - material for starting a firekindling - material for starting a fire  
igniter, ignitor, lighter - a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
2.kindling - the act of setting something on fire
burning, combustion - the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
Translations
حَطَب لإشْعال النّار
optændingsbrænde
meggyújtás
sprek til uppkveikju
aanmaakhout
drevo/papier na podpálenie
çırakuru odun

kindling

[ˈkɪndlɪŋ] Nleña f (menuda), astillas fpl

kindling

[ˈkɪndlɪŋ] npetit bois m

kindling

n (= wood)Anzündholz nt, → Anmachholz nt

kindling

[ˈkɪndlɪŋ] nfrasche fpl, ramoscelli mpl

kindle

(ˈkindl) verb
to (cause to) catch fire. I kindled a fire using twigs and grass; The fire kindled easily; His speech kindled the anger of the crowd.
ˈkindling noun
dry wood etc for starting a fire.
References in classic literature ?
And in thine eye a kindling light(Whatever it might be) Was all on Earth my aching sight Of Loveliness could see.
It would not do to loiter in such a neighborhood, so the kindling of the fire was abandoned, the drenched horseman mounted in dripping condition, and the little band pushed forward directly into the plain, going at a smart pace, until they had gained a considerable distance from the place of supposed danger.
The doctor now interposed, and prevented the effects of a wrath which was kindling between Jones and Thwackum; after which the former gave a loose to mirth, sang two or three amorous songs, and fell into every frantic disorder which unbridled joy is apt to inspire; but so far was he from any disposition to quarrel, that he was ten times better humoured, if possible, than when he was sober.