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English - Noun

KINDLING (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ KINDLINGS) * Small pieces of wood and twigs used to start a fire. _Go and collect some KINDLING._ * 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter III, _The Younger Set_: When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping KINDLING on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons. * The act by which something is kindled. _the KINDLINGS of love_ USAGE NOTES KINDLING refers to the second stage of building a fire: tinder is used to light kindling, which then lights the main fire. COORDINATE TERMS * tinder TRANSLATIONS

kindling (countable and uncountable, plural kindlings)

  1. Small pieces of wood and twigs used to start a fire.
    Go and collect some kindling.
  2. The act by which something is kindled.
    the kindlings of love

Usage notes

Kindling refers to the second stage of building a fire: tinder is used to light kindling, which then lights the main fire.

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English - Verb

KINDLING * Present participle of _kindle_. _Despite the damp wood, he had no trouble KINDLING a fire._

kindling

  1. Present participle of kindle.
    Despite the damp wood, he had no trouble kindling a fire.


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