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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : set afire; "the ignited paper"; "a kindled fire" [syn: ignited,