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v. en·kin·dled, en·kin·dling, en·kin·dles
1. To set afire; light.
2. To incite; arouse.
3. To make luminous and glowing.
To catch fire.

en·kin′dler n.
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Adj.1.enkindled - set afire; "the ignited paper"; "a kindled fire"
lighted, lit - set afire or burning; "the lighted candles"; "a lighted cigarette"; "a lit firecracker"
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The nearer I approached to your habitation, the more deeply did I feel the spirit of revenge enkindled in my heart.
Our age is too enlightened to contend upon topics which concern only the interests of eternity; the men who hold in proper contempt all controversies about trifles, except such as inflame their own passions, have made it a commonplace censure against your ancestors, that their zeal was enkindled by subjects of trivial importance; and that however aggrieved by the intolerance of others, they were alike intolerant themselves.
The glare from the enkindled roof illumined its inmost recesses.
Descendants of the belligerents now wear their hair all alike, but the fires of animosity enkindled in that ancient strife smoulder to this day beneath the snows of British civility.
I was astonished, too, at the vast extent of his reading; and, above all, I felt my soul enkindled within me by the wild fervor, and the vivid freshness of his imagination.
'I have come to cast fire on earth, and what more could I want than that it be enkindled?' (Luke 12:49).
"Our prayer intention is for the enlightenment and repentance of the oppressors, and for the Spirit of prophetic courage and hope to be enkindled in the hearts of indifferent and cynical Catholics," Dimoc said.
It is the members who enkindled my passion and elevated the leader within me." Rajeswar also had the privilege to carry the flag of Qatar in the Parade of Flags during the opening ceremony of the convention.
After Wednesday hearing in IHC, though bitter memories of that operation revived yet hopes of the residents of this sector have also been enkindled that some day they would be relieved of encroachments on footpaths and green belts of this sector.
Media inform that the Kim invite has been received by Moon with both optimism as well as caution; optimism because it enkindled hopes in many that it might lead to unification of the two Koreas, and pessimism as others read it as an omen of the dark ambitions of the North, vis-a-vis the South.
She had always been kind, and enkindled, but her demands had a lovely veneer, and that eased me into a deeper intimacy.
The non-Moro cheer this military adventurism; the more they cheer, the more the primordial Islamic ties of the ummah will be enkindled. Already, government has admitted that some political warlords have supported the Maute group with firepower.