Definition of enkindle in English:
verb[with object] literary
1Set on fire.
- When their husbands died in the battles and enemies invaded their forts, they would enkindle wood fire and jump into it to join their husbands in the next world.
- Disastrous miscalculations and conflict can enkindle violent wildfires.
- Come, Holy Spirit, and enkindle in my heart the fire of God's love.
1.1Arouse or inspire (an emotion): fresh remembrance of vexation must still enkindle rage
More example sentences
- It is bound to evoke the sympathy and enkindle the imagination of every modern reader.
- Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
- The ominous and subtle variations are unnerving as they enkindle vague senses of dread.
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