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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 kin·dle /ˈkɪndḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 kin·dle /ˈkɪndḷ/ 不及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kin·dle v. t. & i.  To bring forth young. [Obs.]
    The poor beast had but lately kindled.   --Holland.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kin·dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kindled p. pr. & vb. n. Kindling ]
 1. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings.
    His breath kindleth coals.   --Job xii. 21.
 2. Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame.
    So is a contentious man to kindle strife.   --Prov. xxvi. 21.
    Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither.   --Shak.
    Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.   --Milton.
    Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Enkindle; light; ignite; inflame; provoke; excite; arouse; stir up.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kin·dle v. i.
 1. To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.
    When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.   --Is. xliii. 2.
 2. (Fig.): To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.
    On all occasions where forbearance might be called for, the Briton kindles, and the Christian gives way.   --I. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: catch fire; "The dried grass of the prairie kindled,
           spreading the flames for miles" [syn: inflame]
      2: cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky
         with oranges and reds" [syn: enkindle, conflagrate, inflame]
      3: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse
         pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse, elicit,
          enkindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke]