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Readily combustible material, such as dry twigs, used to kindle fires.
[Middle English, from Old English tynder.]
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1. (Forestry) dry wood or other easily combustible material used for lighting a fire
2. anything inflammatory or dangerous: his speech was tinder to the demonstrators' unrest.
[Old English tynder; related to Old Norse tundr, Old High German zuntara]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a highly flammable material formerly used for starting a fire by catching the spark from a flint and steel struck together.
2. any dry, easily ignitable substance.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English tynder; akin to Old High German zuntara, Old Norse tundr tinder, Old High German zunten to kindle, Gothic tundnan to burn]
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n → Zunder m
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tinder[ˈtɪndəʳ] n → esca
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