kindling definition

  • noun:
    • quickly ignited product, including dried out sticks of wood, used to begin a fire. Also referred to as regionally fat pine, fatwood, lightwood.
    • little pieces of timber and twigs accustomed begin a fire.
    • The work of causing burning, or of interesting or inflaming the passions.
    • Materials, easily lighted, for beginning a fire, such as small twigs or paper; -- in addition found in the pl..
    • A brood or litter.
    • The act of causing to burn; setting burning.
    • Material, generally dry lumber cut into tiny pieces, for beginning a fire: because, put some kindling into the kitchen stove: mostly in plural.
    • The bringing forth of young: used by English fanciers to rabbits.
    • material for starting a fire
    • the work of setting one thing unstoppable
  • verb:
    • Present participle of kindle.

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