Definition of enkindle in English:


Line breaks: en|kin¦dle
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɪnd(ə)l
, ɛn-/


[with object] literary
  • 1Set on fire: (as adjective enkindled) the glare from its enkindled roof illumined its innermost recesses
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    • 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.
  • 2Arouse or inspire (an emotion): fresh remembrance of vexation must still enkindle rage
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    • 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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