AskDefine | Define kindling

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1 material for starting a fire [syn: tinder, touchwood, spunk, punk]
2 the act of setting on fire or catching fire [syn: ignition, firing, lighting, inflammation]

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  1. small pieces of wood and twigs used to start a fire.
    Go and collect some kindling.


pieces of wood and twigs used to start a fire
  • Dutch: aanmaakhout
  • German: Kleinholz
  • Spanish: astillas f|p


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

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