unkindled


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unkindled

(ʌnˈkɪndld)
adj
1. not set alight or made to burn or shine
2. literary not aroused, made lively, or excited
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Adj.1.unkindled - not set afireunkindled - not set afire        
unlighted, unlit - not set afire or burning; "the table was bare, the candles unlighted"; "held an unlit cigarette"
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It is not satisfied until [...] the raw and unkindled masses of humanity are touched with sweetness and light" (5:112).
The Count mentions that he is a fire worshipper, and that Daphne looks "like a flower that will melt" (171)--a thinly veiled metaphor about the sexual spark within her beauty that is as yet unkindled. Such a provocatively sexual comment evokes her first smile at him, one that emerges "with a slow, cautious look of her eyes, as if she feared something" (171).
What does seem relevant is the word's appearance a few dozen lines later in "A Summer Evening's Meditation." The speaker imagines her soul soaring through space, past planets, stars, and finally "To the dread confines of eternal night, / To solitudes of vast unpeopled space, / The deserts of creation, wide and wild; / Where embryo systems and unkindled suns / Sleep in the womb of chaos" (1994, 93-97).