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